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Updated: April 2, 2010, 11:44 AM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

It's entirely possible Strikeforce's Gilbert Melendez will give Shinya Aoki a shiny new scar or two on April 17, but his promoters in Japan are assuming he'll return with little damage: According to MMAJunkie.com, Aoki could face Tatsuya Kawajiri in a Dream event in July. Despite Aoki's status as Dream's lightweight champion and Kawajiri's stature as a ring veteran, it hasn't happened yet. Kawajiri has fought damn near everyone else, though, including Melendez. It's an incredible lineup ...

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