Brazilian knockout specialist Andre “Dida” Amade is expected to make his return to the ring at DREAM 10 against DEEP champion Katsunori Kikuno according to a recent report on Tatame.com.
The event is scheduled for July 20 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Amade made a home for himself early in his career at the feared Chute Boxe Academy before recently making the exodus to Universidade Da Luta which is headed up by brothers Mauricio and Murilo Rua. He posseses devastating punching power in his fists and a sharp Muay-Thai game. Amade holds a decision victory over the highly regarded Caol Uno during his career and most recently suffered a TKO defeat at the hands of Eddie Alvarez in a back and forth war that took place at the very first DREAM event.
Kikuno is 11-1-1 in his career and has won his last eight straight bouts. He is seen as somewhat of a knockout artist as well, with six of his eleven victories either coming by way of knockout or TKO.
A full list of fights expected for the card are listed below:
Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki (DREAM lightweight championship)
Andre “Dida” Amade vs. Katsunori Kikuno
WELTERWEIGHT GRAND PRIX SECOND ROUND
Andre Galvao vs. Jason High
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Marius Zaromskis