Sakurai Added To DREAM 6 Card

Yet another bout has been added to the DREAM 6 card, set to take place on September 23, as Hayato Sakurai will take on Kuniyoshi Hironaka at the event.  Sakurai (32-8) has fought previously in the UFC and has been in MMA since 1996, holding wins over the likes of Mac Danzig, Frank Trigg and Jens Pulver; Hironaka has also fought in the UFC in the past – losing all three bouts on the UFC – and is coming off a loss this past July.

Below is the updated fight card for DREAM 6, which will also include the Middleweight Grand Prix finals:

Middleweight Grand Prix (16-man tournament):

  • Ronaldo Souza vs. Zelg Galesic
  • Melvin Manhoef vs. Gegard Mousasi

Grand Prix Reserve Bout:

  • Dong Sik Yoon vs. Andrews Nakahara

Middleweight Grand Prix Finals:

  • Winner of Souza-Galesic vs. Winner of Manhoef-Mousasi


  • Mirko Filipovic vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Hayato Sakurai vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka
  • Sergei Kharitinov vs. Mighty Mo
  • Keita Nakamura vs. Adriano Martins
  • Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Masakatsu Funaki
  • Hideo Tokoro vs. Atsushi Yamamoto
  • Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. TBA 
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