“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.
- 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