GLORY 4 Tokyo: "Heavyweight Grand Slam" and DREAM 18 New Year's Eve weigh in results for the double-header kickboxing / MMA mega-event planned for the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Dec. 31, 2012.
A round up of all the news coming out of the Asian MMA scene. It features several additions to the ONE FC 7 card this Feb and to the DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 card on NYE, along with news from Ole Laursen, Jake Shields, Rodrigo Praxedes, SFL, & others.
The 'Ghost of Saitama' series continues with a look back at the latest Dynamite!! event. New Year's Eve spectacles had become the norm in mixed martial arts, but 2011 may have been the curtain call for the tradition.
Last week was a major game changer for the Japanese wrestling industry. The owners of Japan's largest wrestling company New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Yuke's, the developers of THQ's WWE videogames for over a decade, shockingly sold the promotion for just over $6.5 million to Bushiroad Group Publishing, a successful card game company based in Tokyo.
DREAM will bring fight fans nine hours of MMA programming with Genki Desu Ka!! -- a New Year's Eve extravaganza filled with MMA, kickboxing and pro wrestling. Coverage begins Sat. early morning at 1am ET.
Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix semifinalist and part time pro wrestler Josh Barnett has been added to the FieLDS 'Genki Desu Ka!!' fight card for Dec. 31 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.