DREAM.12 fight video – Eddie Alvarez vs. Katsunori Kikuno

Here’s another one of the better fights from DREAM.12 (featuring their new cage). The match starts out with Eddie Alvarez getting put in a very tight standing crucifix neck crank. He finally escapes but it takes him awhile to regain his senses. In the mean time he eats some big shots. It’s a great back … Read more

DREAM.12 fight video – Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Zelg Galesic

If you missed the fight between Japanese demigod Kazushi Sakuraba and Zelg Galesic at DREAM.12’s “Cage of the Rising Sun” event on Sunday, you are in luck because we have the video for you right here. Although a relatively short fight, it was the most exciting fight of the night. Sakuraba shoots in for a … Read more

DREAM.12 live play-by-play commentary & results

“DREAM.12 – The Cage of the Rising Sun” takes place Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. The event is airing live in the U.S. on HDNet beginning at 1:00 a.m. CT.

PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary of the event. Follow along with us as DREAM debuts its new cage. Also, DREAM is using three, five minute rounds as opposed to a ten minute first round followed by one five minute round.

Alistair Overeem faces James Thompson in the main event. The odds makers have Overeem at -1200 and Thompson at +700. Wow! That has to be one of the biggest mismatches in MMA history.

Quick Results:

  • Alistair Overeem def. James Thompson by submission (standing guillotine) Rd 1 (0:33)
  • Eddie Alvarez def. Katsunori Kikuno by submission (arm triangle) Rd 2
  • Marius Zaromskis def. Myeon Ho Bae by knockout (head kick) Rd 1
  • Kazushi Sakuraba def. Zelg Galesic by submission (kneebar) Rd 1
  • Katsuyori Shibata def. Tokimitsu Ishizawa by TKO (punches) Rd 1
  • Dong-Sik Yoon def. Tarec Saffiedine by split decision
  • Yoshiro Maeada def. Chase Beebe by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1
  • Kuniyoshi Hironaka def. Won Sik “Parky” Park by TKO (eye injury) Rd 1 (5:00)
  • Tomoya Miyashita def. Keisuke Fujiwara by unanimous decision

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DREAM.12 weigh-in results

Only one fighter was over weight for the DREAM 12 weigh-ins in Osaka, Japan on Saturday. Won Sik “Parky” Park weighed in 1 kg. over the lightweight limit of 71 kg. “DREAM 12: The Cage of the Rising Sun” takes place Sunday, Oct. 25, at Osaka Castle Hall and will air live in the U.S. … Read more

Fight Forecast – Dream 12, UFC 104, Carolina Fight, Shogun Fights and Extreme Beatdown Picks

The who will beat Eddie Alvarez
The who will beat Eddie Alvarez

Last week I went 4-3 (1NC) which is by far my worst week of picking in history. However, the real shock in that Sean Salmon actually won a fight. My overall record is now 124-59 (16NC) which is an all time low 68 percent. This weekend there is a ton of quality MMA, and I will do my best to fill you in on the happenings. Today we take a look at Dream 12, the UFC 104 under card and an up and coming female fighter.

Dream 12
Eddie Alvarez (18-2) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (12-1-2)

It should not be difficult for Eddie Alvarez to take down Katsunori Kikuno and win via ground and pound. However, what is the chance of that happening? Alvarez has always showed his love for the stand up game, and his ability to get caught. He will come out like a ball of fire and continually catch hard single shots from Kikuno. Kikuno will be able to win the decision by landing more solid shots and keeping a safe distance.
Pick = Katsunori Kikuno

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HDNet’s broadcast of DREAM 12 to make history in Japanese mixed martial arts

Network to deliver LIVE coverage of the debut of the “White Cage” from Japan – Sunday, October 25

DALLAS (October 22, 2009) History will be made when the “White Cage” makes its debut on Sunday, October 25 as “HDNet Fights Presents: OLYMPIA DREAM 12” LIVE from Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. For the first time, a major Japanese MMA event will take place in the cage as DREAM forsakes its traditional ring for a one-night-only extravaganza! The action airs exclusively throughout North America on HDNet beginning at 2:00 a.m. ET.

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Weekend wrap-up: The unofficial PROMMA.INFO Sunday night link dump

As hard as we try we can not always cover everything going on in the world of MMA. I know… it’s hard to believe. So, here’s a few things we didn’t cover this week that may just be worth your time checking out… or maybe not. I mean if it was that damn good we would have covered it, right? Probably. Nevertheless here’s our Sunday night link dump for all those who have to know every single freakin’ detail about every freakin’ fighter in every little mom and pop promotion in the sport. Enjoy:

DREAM says the white cage is coming…why a white cage? Oooh the blood is gonna show up nicely! Here’s a preview for DREAM 12: The Cage of the Rising Sun (maybe something is lost in the translation…cause “cage of the rising sun” makes no damn sense).

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