Tatsuya Kawajiri Faces Drew Fickett at Dream 17 in Japan


Drew Fickett

Drew Fickett

A lightweight bout has been added to the upcoming Dream 17 show as former UFC veteran Drew Fickett travels to Japan to face Tatsuya Kawajiri.

The bout has been signed for the July 16 card set to go down in Tokyo, Japan.

Drew Fickett (41-14) has tasted a career rejuvenation of sorts over his last several fights. Starting out with winning the Shine Fights lightweight tournament, Fickett ended up with five wins in a row as he worked towards a title shot in Maximum Fighting Championships as well.

Unfortunately, Fickett fell to fellow UFC veteran Brian Cobb in his last fight and he’ll look to rebound with his fight at Dream 17.

Looking for a similar chance to rebound, Tatsuya Kawajiri (27-7-2) enters Dream 17 after being blitzed by current Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez during their fight in April.

Kawajiri was coming off a huge win over former champion Josh Thomson, but faced a buzzsaw in Melendez who finished the fight in the first round.

Now Kawajiri will try to get back to his winning ways when he faces Fickett in July.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 18 views

A lightweight bout between prospects Kevin Lee and Jon Tuck has been added to the lineup for UFC 178, officials announced on Thursday. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 31 views

SAN JOSE – While champion Jose Aldo prepares for an upcoming bout with Chad Mendes, opponents Clay Guida and Dennis Bermudez are both confident they’ll enter the title fray at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 1 read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 20 views

A featherweight bout between Ernest Chavez and Zubaira Tukhugov has joined the lineup for UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 24 views

This is the UFC on FOX 12 live blog for Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.Thomson, who has won two of his past five f read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 29 views

A bantamweight matchup between Urijah Faber and promotional newcomer Masenori Kanehara has been added to September’s UFC Fight Night 52 event in Japan.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 20 views

A bantamweight bout between division standout Urijah Faber and promotional newcomer Masanori Kanehara has been added to UFC Fight Night Japan, MMAWeekly.com confirmed with sources on Monday. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 19 views

Bellator MMA has added Japanese mixed martial arts veteran Hideo Tokoro to its roster, Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the negotiations. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 296 views

SPIKE TV releases a must-see teaser trailer for their upcoming reality show, Gym Rescue, starring Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 36 views

One Fighting Championship has added a lightweight matchup to its Aug. 29 One FC 19 “Reign of Champions” card. read news >>