Dream is alive and will be combined with the GLORY 4 Tokyo Heavyweight Grand Slam kickboxing show that had been scheduled in early December.
The show’s name is: “DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year’s Eve Special“. The fight card is expected soon.
“As a company, we want to create the most spectacular martial arts show Japan has ever seen,” GSI (Glory Sports International, which produces DREAM show) chairman Pierre Andurand said. “After taking over DREAM 18, it just made natural sense to look at the opportunity to revive the traditional New Year’s Eve date and create a mega-show. We looked at the pros and cons, and it was clear that a combined show is the way to go. We are extremely proud and excited to deliver this mega-show to the Japanese fans and to the world at large.”
The GLORY kickboxing event will see a one-night 16-man tournament of heavyweight kickboxers. The winner gets a $400,000 prize. Fighters expected to appear are Semmy Schilt, Daniel Ghita, Remy Bonjasky, Gokhan Saki, Peter Aerts and Errol Zimmerman.
On the DREAM’s side, featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya, Tatsuya Kawajiri and former title contender Satoru Kitaoka have already been announced in the MMA event.
Dream held his last show this past New Year’s Eve (DREAM Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year! 2011), in which the legend Fedor Emelianenko faced Satoshi Ishii in the headliner of the event.
After this event, former owners, FEG, declared bankruptcy.
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Event: DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year’s Eve Special
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
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