A rubber match between Shinya Aoki and Joachim Hansen is expected to take place at Dream 11.
The event is set for October 6 and will take place at the Yokohoma Arena in Yokohoma, Japan.
The news of the anticipated lightweight match-up comes courtesy of a recent report on Sherdog.com.
Aoki bounced back from a welterweight TKO loss at the hands of Hayato “Mach” Sakurai at DREAM 8 by besting Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro by unanimous decision on July 20 at DREAM 10. The “Tobikan Judan” is widely respec
ted as one of the most dangerous submission artists in the game and has only suffered two defeats in his last seventeen bouts.
Hansen’s last trip to the ring saw him avenge a loss to none other than Aoki at DREAM 5 to win the DREAM lightweight grand prix. Aoki submitted Hansen in the first match between the two with a nasty gogoplata at PRIDE Shockwave 2006.
Also expected for the card will be the featherweight grand prix semifinals and finals, the Super Hulk semis and finals, and a DREAM middleweight championship bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Jason “Mayhem” Miller.