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Mark Hunt Added To DREAM.5

Our good friends over at DreamFighters are reporting that Mark Hunt has signed with DREAM to participate on the DREAM.5 card. No word on who he’ll be facing though. Hunt was apparently offered elite heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov, but turned that fight down due to a lack of proper training time for an opponent of Kharitonov’s magnitude.

Hunt, a very talented K-1 fighter is 5-3 in straight MMA matches against top talent. He’s defeated the likes of Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva. Hunt is coming off of a first round submission loss to Fedor Emelianenko in his last MMA match up back in December of 2006.

Below is a look at how the DREAM.5, July 21 card is shaping up:

Lightweight Grand Prix Finals:

Shinya Aoki vs. Caol Uno

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Eddie Alvarez

Non-tournament Bouts:

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. TBA

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Joe Benavidez

Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. TBA

Denis Kang vs. TBA