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Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee completes "DREAM.17: Fight for Japan" lineup

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Shinya Aoki (27-5 MMA, 11-2 DREAM) finally has an opponent for this month's "DREAM.17: Fight for Japan" event.

Officials recently announced that the DREAM lightweight champion and former Strikeforce title challenger will meet ex-UFC fighter Antonio McKee (25-4-2 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) at the May 27 event.

DREAM.17 takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and serves as a fundraiser following earthquakes and a tsunami that recently ravaged the country.

The event also features the opening round and semifinals of DREAM's Japan bantamweight grand prix.

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The full DREAM.17 card (in reverse bout order) includes:

•Uyenoyama/Yamamoto winner vs. Maeda/Tokoro winner (Japan bantamweight-tourney semifinal)
•Fujiwara/Imanari winner vs. Osawa/Otsuka winner (Japan bantamweight-tourney semifinal)
•Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee
•Katsunori Kikuno vs. Daisuke Nakamura
•Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura vs. Caol Uno
•Takeshi Inoue vs. Koichiro Matsumoto
•Joachim Hansen vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
•Kenji Osawa vs. Takafumi Otsuka (Japan bantamweight-tourney first round)
•Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Masakazu Imanari (Japan bantamweight-tourney first round)
•Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hideo Tokoro (Japan bantamweight-tourney first round)
•Darren Uyenoyama vs. Atsushi Yamamoto (Japan bantamweight-tourney first round)

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Post #1   5/15/11 9:24:26AM   

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McKee by decision

Post #2   5/15/11 10:14:24AM   

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Aoki will definitely not have as easy of a time with McKee as he did with Beerbohm. However, McKee is the decision master. And if he intends to get that by smothering Aoki..... He may just find one of his limbs in jeopardy.

Aoki by dislocation.

Post #3   5/15/11 10:42:07AM   

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In Japan I see Aoki being able to find a submission.

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Post #4   5/15/11 1:58:36PM   

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Easy winya for Shinya. Aoki has the perfect style to take a **** all over McKee's inflated record.

Post #5   5/16/11 10:09:19PM