Dream on Friday announced the bouts for the quarterfinal round of its Featherweight Grand Prix scheduled for May 26 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.
Receiving a bye in the opening round, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto enters the quarterfinal round to face wrestling standout Joe Warren. Warren defeated former WEC champion Chase Beebe in the opener.
Daiki "DJ Taiki" Hata is out of the quarterfinals with a fracture to his orbital bone. Hideo Tokoro will take his place, stepping in to face Abel Cullum. In a showdown between tough Japanese veterans, Yoshiro Maeda squares off against Hiroyuki Takaya. And Masakazu Imanari faces a stern test in Bibiano Fernandes.
Featherweight Grand Prix Quarterfinalists:
-Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Joe Warren
-Masakazu Imanari vs. Bibiano Fernandes
-Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
-Abel Cullum vs. Hideo Tokoro