Dream 12: The Cage of the Rising Sun (Predictions)

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Dream 12: The Cage of the Rising Sun, promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group, is to take place October 25 at the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. The event will mark the first time DREAM has used a hexagon cage. Fights will consist of three five-minute rounds, as used in the North American system, though elbows will remain illegal. HDNet will broadcast the event live in the United States.

Picks and Predictions for Dream 12: Caged Heat

Middleweight bout: Kazushi Sakuraba (184.8) vs. Zelg Galesic (187)
Welterweight bout: Marius Zaromskis (167.2) vs. Ho Bae Myeon(166.8)
Middleweight bout: Tarec Saffiedine (182.6) vs. Dong Sik Yoon (184.8) *
Featherweight bout: Chase Beebe (138.6) vs. Yoshiro Maeda (138.2)
Lightweight bout: Eddie Alvarez (153.6) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (154)
Featherweight bout: Keisuke Fujiwara (138.2) vs. Tomoya Miyashita (138.6)
Middleweight bout: Katsuyori Shibata (183.3) vs. Tokimitsu Ishizawa (183.3)
Lightweight bout: Kuniyoshi Hironaka (154) vs. Won Sik Park (154)
Heavyweight bout: Alistair Overeem (253) vs. James Thompson (277.2)

* Dong Sik Yoon will face Tarec Saffiedine, who replaces Paulo Filho after Filho failed to show up.

Preceding the official announcement of Dream 12, an unverifiable video showing a postcard advertisement for the event was posted on YouTube on August 10, 2009. Depicting the official date, location, time, and ticketing information for the event, the postcard, similar in appearance, and style to previous Dream handouts, displayed what could be an accurate representation of potential participants for the event on it’s flipside.

On August 21, 2009, a brief promotional video for Dream 12 appeared on the official Dream YouTube channel. In the video, footage of a production meeting with Event Producer Keiichi Sasahara is intertwined with fight footage from previous Dream events.


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