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Fedor Emelianenko, Shinya Aoki Added to DREAM’s 2011 New Year’s Eve Event

Fedor EmelianenkoDREAM’s 2011 New Year’s Eve event is taking shape, as heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko and lightweight champion Shinya Aoki have joined the Dec. 31 card at the Saitama Super Arena, HDNet, which is expected to air the event, announced Monday.

Following his weekend win over Jeff Monson to snap a three-fight losing streak, Emelianenko is expected to face 2008 Olympic Judo Gold medalist Satoshi Ishii, while Aoki is rumored to meet former Sengoku champ Satoru Kitaoka.

The card also include featherweight champ Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue, featherweights Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata, welterweights Hayato Sakurai vs. Ryo Chonan, and the bantamweight grand prix semifinals of Bibiano Fernandes vs. Rodolfo Marques and Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari.

Pictured: Fedor Emelianenko

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