It will be the first time since 2003 that WAMMA Heavyweight Champion, Fedor Emelianenko will not be fighting in Japan on New Year’s Eve. However, a nineteen-fight card should help make up for anyone who may be disappointed in the Champ’s absence.
Japanese legend, Kazushi Sakuraba will be fighting Kiyoshi Tamura in what should be a very evenly matched main event. Just prior to the main event, Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen will be battling “JZ” Gesias Cavalcante and prior to that bout will be Shinya Aoki vs. the highly popular, Eddie Alvarez.
The weigh-ins for this event are complete and according to reports, only Andy Ologun had to weigh in twice after he missed the mark by .4kg on his first try. Listed below are the order that the fights will take place on New Year’s Eve. It’s going to be a long night of fights! What better way to bring in the New Year?!
19. Main-Event: DREAM-Rule: Kazushi Sakuraba 24-11-1 vs. 32-13-2 Kiyoshi Tamura
18: DREAM-Rule: Joachim Hansen 19-7-1 vs. 14-2-1 “JZ” Gesias Cavalcante
17: DREAM-Rule: Shinya Aoki 18-3-0 vs. 15-1-0 Eddie Alvarez
16. DREAM-Rule: Mark Hunt 5-4-0 vs. 3-1-1 Jerome Lebanner
15. K-1-Rule: Gegard Mousasi vs. Musashi
14. DREAM-Rule: Mirko “CroCop” Filipovic 23-6-2 vs. 1-1-0 Hong Man Choi
13. K-1 Rule: Alistair Overeem vs. Badr Hari
12. K-1-Rule: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kozo Takeda
11. DREAM-Rule: Hayato “Mach” Sakurai 33-8-2 vs. 2-5-1 Katsuyori Shibata
10. DREAM-Rule: Semmy Schilt 25-14-1 vs. 3-0-0 Mighty Mo
9. DREAM-Rule: Bob Sapp 9-3-1 vs. Kinniku Mantaro
8. K-1 Youth Tournament Final: Winner Fight 3 vs. Winner Fight 4
7. DREAM-Rule: Yukio Sakaguchi 3-3-0 vs. 1-1-0 Andy Ologun
6. DREAM-Rule: Hideo Tokoro 21-14-1 vs. 18-9-0 Daisuke Nakamura
5. K-1-Rule: Yoshihiro Sato vs. Artur Kyshenko
4. K-1 Youth Tournament (semi-final): Hiroya vs. Shota Shimada
3. K-1 Youth Tournament (semi-final): Tatsuya Kusakabe vs. Koya Urabe
2. DREAM-Rule: Ikuhisa Minowa “Minowaman” 40-29-8 vs. Errol Zimmerman
1. K-1 Youth (Reserve): Daizo Sasaki vs. Taishi Hiratsuka
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