Dream is notorious for their spectacular New Year’s Eve shows and the artistic event posters that tend to accompany them. Unfortunately, 2011’s billboard isn’t as fancy as past years but it does reveal some information that wasn’t previously available.
Kazushi Sakuraba hasn’t been announced as a participant in “Dream: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year! 2011,″ but the ad has the living legend plastered dead center. Then again, I guess it should have been expected because what would a Japanese MMA event be without Sakuraba?
The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan will host the December 31st show.
HDNet will broadcast the extravaganza in the United States, but no word if the airing will be available live or via tape-delay.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the card:
Dream Bantamweight Tournament:
Hideo Tokoro vs. Yusup Saadulaev (Reserve Bout)
Bibiano Fernades vs. Rodolfo Marquez Diniz
Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari
Satoshi Ishii vs. Fedor Emelianenko
Takaya Hiroyuki vs. Lion Takeshi
Hayato Sakurai vs. Ryo Chonan
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Takeshi Inoue vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (Dream Featherweight Champion)
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Shinya Aoki (Dream Lightweight Champion)