The battle of the ‘fancy pants’ becomes official as Dream and Strikeforce promotions  announce that they will once again join forces to battle on Strikeforce’s April 9 card in San Diego, CA.

Aoki will be trying his luck again in the states as his last attempt stateside against the Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez ended in a dominating unanimous decision performance by the American.   Following the loss, Aoki rattled off three straight wins in Japan.

Beerbohm was carrying an impressive 16 fight win streak undefeated before recently suffering his first loss to Pat Healy at ShoMMA 14 via unanimous decision.

Both men known for toting flashy garments into the ring. Could this be a spectacle of colors come April 9?