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

Chad George’s “Road to Japan” blog day 3 – Shooto in Osaka

Projekt Label fighter Chad “Savage” George (10-4) was recently invited to Japan to train with the camp of Japanese Shooto legend Rumina Sato. Being that Chad has a fight coming up on Nov. 14 against Greg Guzman at “Called Out MMA 2,” he saw this as the perfect opportunity to train with some of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, and as a special treat for us he is keeping a blog of his trip. Be sure to check back each day to see how things are going with Chad during this very unique experience.

Day 3

Today we drove to Osaka for Shooto. Nothing like getting up at 4:30 a.m. for a seven hour drive.

We left the small town of Odawara and headed to the giant city of Osaka. During the drive we stopped off at some really cool rest stops that had really good food and some stuff to look around at and buy. I also got to see a glimpse of Mount Fiji!

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Chad George’s “Road to Japan” blog – day 2

Chad got to teach the children's wrestling class at Roots Gym.

Projekt Label fighter Chad “Savage” George (10-4) was recently invited to Japan to train with the camp of Japanese Shooto legend Rumina Sato. Being that Chad has a fight coming up on Nov. 14 against Greg Guzman at “Called Out MMA 2,” he saw this as the perfect opportunity to train with some of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, and as a special treat for us he is keeping a blog of his trip. Be sure to check back each day to see how things are going with Chad during this very unique experience.

Day 2

Today we woke up at 8:30 and met Rumina and a few others to go for the morning run. They do this run every other day. We start from Roots gym and jog three miles out. Then we reached this three-part stairway. We ran sprints from the bottom to the top. Once at the top we had the enjoyment of doing push ups and then right back down to do it again. When the sprints were over, we jogged back to the gym for more push ups and pull ups!

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