It turns out not getting the fight with Nick Diaz was a blessing in disguise for Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Instead, Mayhem gets his “dream fight” against Japanese MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba at DREAM.16 on Sept. 25.

A middleweight bout between Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba has been agreed to for Dream 16 on Sept. 25 Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, according to a source close to the negotiations.

HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon confirmed the match-up earlier today, and also announced Joe Warren vs. Michihiro Omigawa and Gegard Mousasi vs. Tatsuya Mizuno in a light heavyweight title fight.

DREAM.16 takes place on Sept. 25 at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan and will air live on HDNet. DREAM.16 will be the last FEG promoted MMA event this year until Dynamite!! 2010 on NYE.