Uno to return at Dream 16 as a featherweight
Near-14-year veteran Caol Uno will drop to the featherweight division and compete at DREAM.16 in December.
The 10-time UFC veteran made the announcement at Saturday’s DREAM.15 event in Saitama, Japan.
Uno fought twice previously for DREAM. He earned a submission win over Mitsuhiro Ishida in May 2008 in the quarterfinal round of DREAM’s lightweight grand prix before falling to Aoki in the semifinal round in June 2008. Uno then went to the UFC where he went just 0-2-1 in his second stint with the promotion.
Uno said that the DREAM.16 bout may be his “final bout.” If so, it would close the door on a stellar career that has seen Uno fight around the globe and with some of the sport’s biggest promotions. Uno’s first great accomplishment was defeating the legendary Rumina Sato in 1999 for the Shooto welterweight title, though he may be best remembered for a 2003 draw with B.J. Penn with the UFC’s lightweight title on the line.