UFC veteran Rich Clementi narrowly missed weight for his non-title bout with DREAM lightweight champ Shinya Aoki at Sunday’s “DREAM: Fight for Japan” event in Saitama, Japan, but the featured matchup will go on as scheduled.
The rest of the card successfully made weight, including its eight-man bantamweight grand prix.
DREAM: Fight for Japan is not being broadcast live, but airs tape-delayed on HDNet on June 3.
The DREAM: Fight for Japan lineup features:
- Champ Shinya Aoki vs. Rich Clementi (non-title)
- Katsunori Kikuno vs. Daisuke Nakamura
- Caol Uno vs. Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura
- Takeshi Inoue vs. Koichiro Matsumoto
- Joachim Hansen vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Japan Bantamweight Grand Prix (quarterfinals)
- Masakazu Imanari vs. Keisuke Fujiwara
- Kenji Osawa vs. Takafumi Otsuka
- Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hideo Tokoro
- Yusaku Nakamura vs. Atsushi Yamamoto
Pictured: Shinya Aoki