WrestlingObserver.com has reported that Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (14-3-1) has suffered a knee injury while training for his upcoming bout with Daisuke Nakamura (20-10) and is forced to withdraw from the fight. Officials have yet to make an announcement as to who will be the replacement fighter for the October 6 event.
Cavalcante is 0-2-1 in his last three fights losing to Tatsuya Kawajiri and Shinya Aoki.
Nakamura most recently competed at “M-1 Global: Breakthrough” where he earned the unamious decision over Ferrid Kheder. Nakamura is now 11-1 in his last twelve fights with his loss coming at the hands of Mitsuhiro Ishida.
DREAM 11 still features the organizations featherweight grand prix finale as well as the “Super Hulk” semifinals.
The new lineup includes:
- Champ Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki (for DREAM lightweight title)
- Daisuke Nakamura vs. TBA*
Featherweight grand prix finale
- Bibiano Fernanders vs. Joe Warren+
- Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro+
- Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata^
Super Hulk semifinals
- Hong Man Choi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa#
- Bob Sapp vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou#
+ – Featherweight grand prix semifinal
^ – Featherweight grand prix reserve bout
# – “Super Hulk” semifinal
Tags: Bibiano Fernandes, Bob Sapp, Daiki Hata, Daisuke Nakamura, DREAM 11, Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante, Hideo Tokoro, Hioryuki Takaya, Hong Man Choi, Ikuhisha Minowa, Joachim Hansen, Joe Warren, Kazuyuki Miyata, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Shinya Aoki
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