Black belt matchup at Dream: Aoki vs Marcus Aurélio

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Dream 16 is set for September 25 in Nagoya, Japan. The organization announced new matchups for the event and one of them, in particular, is a draw for ground fighting fans.

Big idol of Japanese MMA, known for his slick submissions, Shinya Aoki will have to put his Jiu-Jitsu to the test, when he faces off with black belt Marcus Aurélio, a former Pride and UFC fighter.

The bout gathers two great submission wizards. With twenty-four wins and five losses, Aoki has decided fifteen of his fights using subs. Now Marcus Aurélio, with twenty wins and eight losses, has gotten the finish thirteen times.

Another of the show’s attractions will be the light heavyweight title fight between Gegard Mousasi and Tatsuya Mizuno.

Check out the likely card:

Dream 16
Nagoya, Japan
September 25, 2010

Shinya Aoki vs Marcus Aurélio

“Lion” Takeshi Inoue vs Kazuyuki Miyata

Hideo Tokoro vs Joachim Hansen

Tatsuya Mizuno vs Gegard Mousasi

Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs Kazushi Sakuraba

Michihiro Omigawa vs Joe Warren

Caol Uno vs to be announced

Ikuhisa Minowa vs to be announced

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs to be announced

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