Source: Aoki-Varner targeted for Dream

Originally Published: May 7, 2011
By Mike Whitman | Sherdog.com

Visa issues will reportedly prevent Brazilian Willamy Freire from competing against Dream lightweight champion Shinya Aoki at Dream 17. Instead, Aoki will likely face former WEC lightweight king Jamie Varner at the event.

Sherdog.com confirmed on Friday with a source close to the negotiations that the bout "seems very likely" for the May 29 show, which will emanate from the Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo.

It was initially thought that former MFC lightweight king ...

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