HDNet has announced that they will extend their partnership with FEG USA, the parent company of popular Japanese MMA promotion Dream, through the new year. The two sides initially agreed to have HDNet broadcast the six of Dream’s events this past year, with the first two coming via a five-day tape delay. Starting with “Dream.3,” both parties decided that their partnership would be more successful if they were to broadcast the events live.
It appears that they are more than happy with the results achieved from their four live events. The specifics of their new agreement were not made public, only that the two will look to build on their success through 2009.
“We’re very happy to expand and continue this successful partnership with FEG USA, Inc.,” stated HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon. “DREAM is known for having the best MMA tournaments and superfights in the world and clearly has the greatest production and fighter entrances in the sport. This partnership solidifies our commitment to being ‘the home’ of MMA.”
Dream’s next event,”K-1 DYNAMITE!! 2008,” will be held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on December 17th. It will be an MMA and Kickboxing event, and will be headlined by Dream lightweight champion Joachim Hansen making his first title defense against Gesias “JZ” Calvancante.