Mousasi, who is the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and former Dream middleweight champion, will look to notch a victory over Olympic Judo silver medalist, Izumi.
Mousasi has gone 2-1-1 in his last for fights with his most recent being a draw with UFC veteran, Keith Jardine. Mousasi submitted Tatsuya Mizuno via rear naked choke at Dream 16 to capture the Dream light heavyweight title. Izumi is riding a four fight win streak, defeating Ikuhisa Minowa via tko in his last fight.
Other noticeable match-ups on the card include Dream featherweight title holder, Hiroyuki Takaya, defending his belt against Kazuyuki Miyata. Takaya has gone 6-3 in his last nine fights, wining his Dream featherweight title after a unanimous decision victory over Bibiano Fernandes. Miyata is undefeated as a featherweight with six straight wins in that weight class.
Dream 17 will take place in the Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan.