Has time caught up with both Joachim Hansen and Hayato Sakurai? Certainly, Hayato Sakurai falls into the category of the aging fighter who has now entered the time in his career of inevitable decline for most fighters. At age 34, can Sakurai remain relevant?
Tonight's Dream 14 will be just the second major Japanese MMA event held in a cage, and BloodyElbow.com has full live results and play-by-play for you. Headlining the card is Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz taking on Hayato "Mach" Sakurai.
DREAM 14 will air live on HDNet at 3:00 AM EST from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will feature the return on the White Cage along with a battle between current Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and Japanese MMA legend Hayato "Mach" Sakurai. The card will also include Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuraba, Ralek Gracie, Joachim Hansen, and Ikuhisa Minowa.
24 year-old Ralek Gracie, a third generation fighter from the Gracie family, sits down with Karyn Bryant. Ralek is the son of UFC founder Rorian Gracie, with a record of 2-0 hes about to enter the cage with the The Gracie Hunter, Kazushi Sakuraba.