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DREAM 12 In a Cage and On HDNet

Scott LudwigContributor IOctober 23, 2009

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.

 

Fightcard:

 

  • 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

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