Watching Japanese New Year's Eve fights has become a bit of a tradition for me. I haven't missed one since 2007 when I saw Yarennoka! which featured Fedor Emelianenko fighting Hong Man Choi in a real-life David versus Goliath match up.
With the Japanese MMA scene's future in question, I had doubts that I would be able to experience another NYE event.
I truly believed that I would never see another Japanese NYE event.
But the fine folks at Glory have made this writer's dreams come true with an amazing event. Stay awake and join Bleacher Report for live results and play-by-play for Dream18 and Glory 4.
Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee
Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Hayato Sakurai vs. Phil Baroni
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Will Brooks
Marloes Coenen vs. Fiona Muxlow
GLORY Grand Slam Tournament:
Semmy Schilt vs. Brice Guidon
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Rico Verhoeven
Gokhan Saki vs. Raomoru
Anderson “Braddock” Silva vs. Igor Jurkovic
Remy Bonjasky vs. Filip Verlinden
Errol Zimmerman vs. Jamal Ben Saddick
Peter Aerts vs. Mourad Bouzidi
Daniel Ghita vs. Jhonata Diniz
Makoto Ebata vs. Sang-Jae Kim
Matsumoto Toshio vs. Jason Wilnis
Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Robin van Rosumaren
Jerome LeBanner vs. Koichi
The event kicks off with the Dream 18 card, featuring eight MMA fights starting at 2:00 a.m. ET. Glory 4, the 16-man kickboxing tournament, starts immediately afterward at 6:00 a.m. ET/3:00 a.m. PT in North America.
You can watch the fights here.