Antonio McKee - UFC 125

Antonio McKee at UFC 125

And just like that, Shinya Aoki is without an opponent once again.

Less than two days after Dream announced that former UFC and MFC fighter Antonio McKee had signed to face Aoki at Dream 17, he’s out.

Andrew Simon of HDNet Fights first announced the change via Twitter, and McKee’s manager also confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Monday that his fighter would not be fighting in Japan.

According to sources, McKee was unable to secure a visa in time to travel and fight in Japan.

McKee was one in a long line of fighters that Dream had contacted to face Aoki on the May 29 fight card. Former WEC champion Jamie Varner, as well as former WEC fighter Willamy Frieire, had also been contacted to take the fight, but it now appears all three are off the table.

There’s been no word if Aoki will remain on the card or not, but Dream has been known to pull in opponents, literally, with just hours remaining before a fight.

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