UFC and PRIDE veteran Ryo Chonan (or "that guy who submitted Anderson Silva) will have to deal with some last minute particulars for his upcoming fight under the Sengoku banner.

Chonan will return to action this Thursday when he takes on Taisuke Okuno in a welterweight affair. Ryo was originally expected to meet Bellator veteran Dan Hornbuckle at the special year-end extravaganza, however the former top-10 welterweight recently bowed out of the bout due to a late case of the flu.

Now, Ryo will be featured in a special "DREAM vs. Sengoku" fight when he meets with Okuno, whom was last in action when Yasubey Enomoto this past October. The decision loss came on the heels of Okuno's biggest win of his career, when he knocked out UFC veteran Nick Thompson last August

Chonan has been hot and cold in recent performances, however picked up an impressive TKO victory when he defeated fellow the Korean Jun Hee Moon at the special "Deep 50th Impact" show last October. The win helped Ryo rebound from a devastating KO loss to Jung Hwan Cha earlier this year.

The Team Quest product's lone fight under the DREAM banner came last March when he defeated Japanese-Brazilian Andrews Nakahara, a dangerous karate style fighter, by way of unanimous decision.

Sengoku's: Soul of Fight event takes place at the Ariake Coliseum on Dec. 30 in Tokyo, Japan. The venue also held this years K-1 2010 World Grand Prix, which at capacity is supposed to hold 10,000, however more nearly 12,000 piled in for the kickboxing affair. It's unlikely that Sengoku will pull in those kind of numbers, since K-1 remains one of the most established and popular events in Japan.

So, MMA peeps, what do you make of the new match up? It would have been nice to see Hornbuckle take on such a highly respected veteran like Chonan, but it's a bout that will still remain to possibly be seen in the future. Sound off in the comment section below.

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