Although there was plenty of uncertainty on whether Dream’s highly anticipated “Dynamite!! 2010” event would actually take place, it appears all systems are finally a go. The blockbuster show features countless superstars, possibly three championship MMA bouts, two different combat sports and a partridge in a pear tree.
Marius Zaromskis defends his Dream welterweight title against Kazushi Sakuraba in the night’s featured contest. Hiroyuki Takaya will also challenge Bibiano Fernandes for his featherweight strap.
Shinya Aoki, Josh Thomson, Gegard Mousasi are all confirmed to ring in the New Year in the Orient. Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem is expected to participated in the show, however no opponent has been finalized.
Former WWE employee Bobby Lashley has emerged as the front-runner to stand opposite Ubereem to become Dream’s first heavyweight champ.
HDNet will broadcast the card live in North America on December 31st at 4AM ET/1AM PT ET.
Here are the fighters rumored/expected to compete inside the Saitama Super Arena in Japan:
K-1 Kickboxing Bouts:
Gegard Mousasi vs. Kyotaro
Tetsuya Yamato vs. Wicky Nishiura
Hybrid K-1/MMA Bouts:
Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro “Jienotsu” Nagashima
Alistair Overeem vs. TBD (Dream Heavyweight Title Bout)
Jereome Le Banner vs. Satoshi Ishii
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
Hideo Tokoro vs. Kazushisa Watanabe
Hiroshi Izumi vs. Minowaman
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Josh Thomson
Mach Sakurai vs. Jason High
Caol Uno vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Bibiano Fernandes (Dream Featherweight Champion)
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Marius Zaromskis (Dream Welterweight Champion)