We reported last week that HDNet would be airing Dream.9 in its entirety on May 26th at 3AM ET/12:00AM PT. According to a recent HDNet press release, Dream.9 will now be airing at 5AM ET/2AM PT on HDNet. Fans will still be able to catch former steroid user Jose Canseco in his MMA debut as well as other “Super Hulk” tournament bouts.
Here’s how the Dream.9 card currently breaks down:
When: May 26, 2009
Where: Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan
How: HDNet (5AM EDT/2AM PDT)
Gesias “JZ” Cavalvante vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
2ndRound of Middleweight Grand Prix:
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller (Open Dream Middleweight Title)
2ndRound of Featherweight Grand Prix:
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Joe Warren
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Masakazu Imanari
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
Abel Cullum vs. Hideo Tokoro
1stRound of Open-Weight Super Hulk Tournament
Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa vs. Bob Sapp
Jan Nortje vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Mark Hunt vs. Gegard Mousasi
Jose Canseco vs. Hong Man Choi
Here also is today’s press release regarding Dream.9’s time change:
HDNET ANNOUNCES TIME CHANGE FOR COVERAGE OF
“HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS:
OLYMPIA DREAM 9 FEATHERWEIGHT GRAND PRIX, 2nd ROUND”
Event now begins at 5:00 am ET, Tuesday, May 26
WHAT: HDNet will broadcast exclusive coverage of “HDNet Fights Presents: OLYMPIA DREAM 9 Featherweight Grand Prix, 2nd Round 2009,” early Tuesday morning, May 26, at 5:00 a.m. ET LIVE from the esteemed Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan.
MMA fans can catch former MLB slugger Jose Canseco who will be making his mixed martial arts debut in the open weight competition entitled the “Super Hulk” Tournament vs. 7-foot-2 and 330-plus pound Hong-Man Choi from Korea.
Gegard Mousasi, Mark Hunt, and Bob Sapp will also compete in first round action in the “Super Hulk” tournament.
DREAM 9 will also feature the second round of its Featherweight Grand Prix including a highly anticipated bout between Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Joe Warren, plus Jason “Mayhem” Miller meets Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for the vacant DREAM Middleweight Title.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 26 at 5:00 a.m. ET (early morning) on HDNet with an encore presentation to air Friday, May 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET