DREAM welterweight Grand Prix announced

Shinya Aoki will move up to middleweight to compete in DREAM's Grand Prix
Shinya Aoki will move up to welterweight to compete in the DREAM Grand Prix

Dream’s parent company, FEG (Fighters Entertainment Group), has released a partial list of the competitors for this year’s welterweight Grand Prix tournament set for April 5th, at Dream 8.

Shinya Aoki, the newly crowned WAMMA LW champion has announced he will make the move up in weight to compete at welterweight in the Grand Prix. As many recall, Aoki submitted the heavily favored Eddie Alvarez at the 2008 New Year’s eve K-1 ‘Dynamite!!’ event to earn the WAMMA Lightweight crown.

Hayoto ‘Mach’ Sakurai has also been confirmed for the Grand Prix, coming off of his first round TKO over Shibata also at the 2008 ‘Dynamite!!’ event on New Years Eve.

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Tara LaRosa – MMA and Grappling; Next stop Olympics?

By Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

Widely regarded as the #1 female fighter in the world, Tara LaRosa has paved the way for other women fighters and helped propel women’s MMA to a whole new level.

Tara is still with the AFL and with her latest fight just recently being canceled, she is setting her sites on the FILA World Grappling Championship and the possibility of submission grappling being added to the Olympics in the near future.

Tara took some time out to talk with ProMMA.info on her beginnings in the sport, what a women’s The Ultimate Fighter would be like, and how she thinks a fight would go against Christiane “Cyborg” Santos:

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