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Antonio McKee Off DREAM: Fight for Japan with Visa Issues

Antonio McKeeOne-time UFC fighter and MMA veteran Antonio McKee has been forced off DREAM: Fight for Japan with visa issues.

There is no word on whether or not his opponent, DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki, will remain on the card, according to MMAJunkie, though the promotion does have a history of finding short-notice replacements.

McKee is the second fighter to have to pull out of the main event due to visa issues, as Willamy Freire was forced off the card as well. Former WEC champ Jamie Varner had been a possible opponent for Aoki earlier in the month, but instead fought this past Friday at Xtreme Fighting Organization 39. While the fight was a quick submission victory for Varner, travel issues will likely keep off the former WEC champion off the card as well.

DREAM: Fight for Japan will be held May 29 at the┬áSaitama Super Arena Hall in Saitama, Japan. The card will mark the start of DREAM’s bantamweight tournament and will be the promotion’s first fight card since an earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the country in March.


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