Former WEC 135-pound champion Chase Beebe (13-6) will face another former WEC combatant in Hiroyuki Takaya (13-8-1). Beebe recently stopped a five fight losing streak with a submission win over William Jochum, while Takaya stopped a two fight skid of his own by upsetting Joachim Hansen at DREAM 14 with a first-round KO.
Escovedo lost his last fight in July 9 under the Tachi Palace Fights banner to Michael McDonald. Before that, he’d won his first five fights since a three year layoff prompted by a staph infection that nearly brought his career to a halt. Omigawa, meanwhile, has bounced back from having a losing record to winning seven of his last eight, including a 4-1 mark for the Sengoku promotion.
Rounding out the fight card are bouts between Shinya Aoki (19-5) and Marcus Aurelio (19-8), Gegard Mousasi (24-3-1) and Tatsuya Mizuno (8-5), Joachim Hansen (19-10-1) and Hideo Tokoro (26-22-1), and Takeshi Inoue (18-4) and Kazuyuki Miyata (9-7).