Be sure to set your DVR or plan up staying late this weekend when HDNet broadcasts Dream 12, live from Osaka, Japan. The show begins early Sunday morning (Saturday night) at 1 AM (CT).
The event features the debut of the white cage, the first major promotion in Japan to feature a cage. Bellator FC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (18-2) will face DEEP lightweight champion Katsunori Kikuno (12-1-2). This fight could be a fight-of-the-year candidate
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem (30-11) is also expected to face James Thompson (14-10). Overeem fought in his home country of Holland a week ago by defeating Ohio native Tony Sylvester (11-3) in just 1:23 by guillotine choke. Prior to that fight, Overeem defeated K-1 legend Peter Aerts by unanimous decision on September 26 in South Korea. That victory gained the Strikeforce heavyweight champ a spot in the K-1 World Grand Prix Finals to be held on December 5 in Tokyo.
- Alistair Overeem vs. James Thompson
- Zelg Galesic vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
- Tokimitsu Ishizawa vs. Katsuyori Shibata
- Champion Marius Zaromskis vs. Myeon Ho Bae (welterweight non-title fight)
- Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Tomoya Miyashita
- Tarec Saffiedine vs. Yoon Dong Sik*
- Chase Beebe vs. Yoshiro Maeda
- Eddie Alvarez vs. Katsunori Kikuno
- Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Won Sik Park