While most MMA eyes are focused squarely on tonight’s blockbuster bout between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem, the official weigh-ins for “Dream: Fight for Japan. How Are You! New Year! 2011” took place today in Japan.
Fedor Emelianenko (Pictured) meets Satoshi Ishii in the card’s featured contest. The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan will serve as host.
After UFC 141 goes down Friday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, turn the channel over to HDNet to watch Dream’s show live from Japan. The broadcast begins at 1AM ET/10PM PT.
Here are the results from today’s weigh-ins:
Karla Benitez (52/114.4) vs. Megumi Fujii (52/114.4)
Hideo Tokoro (61/134.2) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (61/134.5) – Bantamweight Grand Prix reserve bout
Antonio Banuelos (61/134.2) vs. Masakazu Imanari (60.8/133.8) – Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Rodolfo Marques Diniz (61.2/134.5) vs. Bibiano Fernandes (61/134.2) – Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Tatsuya Kawajiri (65/143) vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (64.7/142.3)
Takeshi “Lion” Inoue (64.8/142.6) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (65/143 Dream Featherweight Champion)
Satoru Kitaoka (70/154) vs. Shinya Aoki (70/154 – Dream Lightweight Champion)
Ryo Chonan (75.5/166.1) vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (75.8/166.8)
Fedor Emelianenko (106 kilograms/233.2 pounds) vs. Satoshi Ishii (97.4/214.3)