HDNet and Japanese MMA Promotion DREAM have come to terms and are set to broadcast the annual DREAM Year End show live to North American HDNet subscribers.
“DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. In the headlining slot is a heavyweight match-up between MMA legend, Fedor Emelianenko and Judo Olympic gold medalist, Satoshi Ishii.
With the length of the card, which is expected to span the course of several hours, the live broadcast on HDNet will be the only airing of the event in its entirety. Be sure to check your local listings and set your DVR’s.
The Full card as it stands now is as follows:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii
Ryo Chonan vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai
Champ Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka (for lightweight title)
Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Katsunori Kikuno (mixed-rules bout)
Champ Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue (for featherweight title)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Rodolfo Marques Diniz vs. Bibiano Fernandes (bantamweight grand-prix semifinal)
Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari (bantamweight grand-prix semifinal)
Hideo Tokoro vs. Yusup Saadulaev (bantamweight grand-prix reserve match)
Karla Benitez vs. Megumi Fujii
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Peter Aerts (pro-wrestling match)
Atsushi Sawada and Shinichi Suzukawa vs. Kazushi Sakuraba and Katsuyori Shibata (pro-wrestling match)
Josh Barnett vs. Hideki Suzuki (pro-wrestling match)
Yuta Kubo vs. Nils Widlund (kickboxing match)
Masaaki Noiri vs. Kengo Sonoda (kickboxing match)