The GLORY 4 Tokyo Heavyweight Grand Slam championship kickboxing event will merge with DREAM 18 to create one mega-night of world-class professional martial arts fighting on Dec 31, 2012.

The GLORY event was originally booked for December 2nd, but thought the collaboration with DREAM would help re-launch the Japanese fight scene.

“As a company, we want to create the most spectacular martial arts show Japan has ever seen. After taking over DREAM 18, it just made natural sense to look at the opportunity to revive the traditional New Year’s Eve date and create a mega-show,” Pierre Andurand, Chairman of GSI, commented.

The event – ‘GSI presents DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year’s Eve Special’ – will begin at 4 p.m. Tokyo time on Dec. 31 and roll through to a midnight grand finale. Further details of the cards will be released next week.

“We apologize for any inconvenience caused to the fans who have bought tickets for Dec 2, but we are certain they will be happy with what we will create on Dec 31. We will provide fans who have bought tickets for GLORY 4 Tokyo with a full refund, which can be easily obtained at the outlets where they bought the tickets. At the same time, those same outlets will also sell the new tickets for the Dec 31 show.”

Stay tuned to ProMMAnow ( for more DREAM/GLORY news and coverage. It’s expected that many Japanese and MMA international fighters will appear on the card.

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