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Final Preparations! Getting Ready For The Sixth Dream

This post will be on top until the event on Tuesday, but there might be newer posts below.

#18: The All-Japan Judo Federation Stops Fedor X Ishii?

It seems that the all-japan judo federation were the ones who stopped the Fedor X Ishii meeting from happening yesterday. Maybe we’ll see them brought into the ring at the event today instead? Royce Gracie might also be there.

#17: New CroCop Article, Videos, And Translations

Thanks once again to Robert at betwwx for translating this Mirko CroCop article (check article for training footage and pictures).

” I am ready” – said to us the most famous croatian special police officer before one of the most important fight in his career.

Two operations in last few months did not allow him to train with full strength and we were skeptical about his “I am ready. But after watching his last training we got confirmation on what we heard from CC team.

K1 trainer Zizanovic (from CC K1 days) and professor Jukic said: “Mirko has never been this ready, Overeem has no chance!”

20 minutes of fight simulation he did “like a joke”, his high kicks sounded literally like an earthquakes and hand-boxing tehniques are again Mirkos strong weapon like in K1 days.

” I am max. motivated again. To me every fight is important and this fight could bring me title fight.”

About Overeem

“A very experienced fighter who has won big names. He is very motivated, but I am also motivated. Physically I am better prepared then him. We will see on Tuesday evening, but I think that I’m the favorite. ”

“I believe that I am gonna knock him down in 1st round. I am excellent prepared, but I am not disparaging him. This is sport where one detail or one punch decides who is the winner.
Overeem is dangerous fighter and I must give the best of me.”

In addition, there is a subtitled video on YouTube with more training footage of Mirko. However, in this interview he says that there will be a DREAM event (actually, he says tournament, but I’m assuming that it’s DREAM) in Seoul, Korea in November and that he is interested in participating in a grappling match against Ralek Gracie there.

#16: Surprise Supposed To Have Been Fedor X Ishii Introduction?

It seems that the surprise today was supposed to have been a Fedor X Satoshi Ishii “kaoawase” (e.g. cast members introduction to each other), but it was discontinued 2 hours prior (I don’t know why).

There might be some interesting people present at the event tomorrow…

#15: Weigh-In Results

11. HW: Mirko CroCop (102.7 kg) vs. Alistair Overeem (109.9 kg)
10. LW: Shinya Aoki (69.9 kg) vs. Todd Moore (69.8 kg)
9. MW: Yoshihiro Akiyama (84 kg) vs. Masanori Tonooka (83.7 kg)
8. WW: Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (76 kg) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (75.9 kg)
7. MW: Minowaman (87.9 kg) vs. Masakatsu Funaki (90 kg)
6. FW: Hideo Tokoro (62.9 kg) vs. Atsushi Yamamoto (62.8 kg)
5. HW: Sergey Kharitonov (115 kg) vs. Jimmy Ambriz (132 kg)
4. LW: Ktaro Nakamura (70 kg) vs. Adriano Martins (70 kg)
3. MW: Ronaldo Jacare (83.8 kg) vs. Zelg “Benkei” Galesic (83.9 kg)
2. MW: Gegard Mousasi (83.9 kg) vs. Melvin Manhoef (84 kg)
1. MW: Yoon Dong Sik (84 kg) vs. Andrews Nakahara (83.5 kg)

The Minowaman vs. Funaki bout is still called a Middleweight fight but it’s basically free weight in the contract (open-weight).

#14: Sergey Kharitonov Vs. Jimmy Ambriz Official

The fight has been officially announced.

#13: Fedor At DREAM.6 Tomorrow

It seems that the surprise was that before the event tomorrow, fans will get to meet Fedor and shake his hand. This is only for the first 300 fans who go somewhere at 1 pm to get a ticket and who then have the opportunity to meet and shake hands with Fedor, Ishida and Kawajiri at 3 pm.

#12: Fedor On Japanese TV + DREAM Surprise

Today on on a show called S Arena on Japanese channel Samurai TV, Fedor will appear live and tell something. The show starts on 9 pm Japanese time, 6 hours from now.

Also, the DREAM producer said yesterday that there would be some surprise today. I don’t know if it is linked to Fedor’s TV appearance, we’ll have to wait and see in the next few hours.

#11: Jimmy Ambriz To Replace Mighty Mo?

PunchDrunkGamer.com are reporting that Ken Pavia have informed them that Jimmy Ambriz will replace Mighty Mo against Sergey Kharitonov for DREAM.6.

#10: Press Conference

The press conference took place today.

#9: Kharitonov Vs. TBA

The Sergey Kharitonov vs. Mighty Mo will as rumored not take place at DREAM.6. Instead Kharitonov will face an opponent yet to be announced.

#8: Departure From Zagreb

Robert at betwwx (which also has the DREAM.6 odds) has once again translated comments made by Mirko CroCop, this time as he departs from Zagreb Airport:

“I’ve completed my training and plans – i’m ready to fight”

His coach said he has been focusing on his stand-up. K1 techniques, his boxing and combinations.

“overeem is a well rounded fighter, but i’m not scared to be on the ground with him however i prefer to keep the fight standing because thats what the fans expect of me” “i think my ground game is better than his”

You can watch two videos from Croatian TV, where the quotes come from, covering his departure here.

#7: Kharitonov Vs. Mighty Mo Off?

* Speaking of no-shows, super agent Ken Pavia informed us this afternoon that the Sergei Kharitonov vs. “Mighty” Mo Siliga DREAM.6 bout has been scrapped. No word just yet on the reason why. – MMARated

#6: Jacare And Xande Training For Their Upcoming Fights

Ronaldo Jacare and Xande Ribeiro are training together for their upcoming fights next week. Here are some pictures of them training at UNIJJ.

#5: Mirko CroCop Training Video Part III

Check out the third and final video on Mirko’s training for DREAM.6 here. This video is an interview with Mirko and doesn’t have any training footage.

#4: Fight Order Announced

OLYMPIA DREAM.6 Middleweight GP 2008 Final Round
Date: September 23rd, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Middleweight GP Final Fight:
12. Mousasi/Manhoef vs. Jacare/Galesic

Single Fights:
11. HW: Mirko CroCop vs. Alistair Overeem
10. LW: Shinya Aoki vs. Todd Moore
9. MW: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Masanori Tonooka
8. WW: Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka
7. MW: Minowaman vs. Masakatsu Funaki
6. FW: Hideo Tokoro vs. Atsushi Yamamoto
5. HW: Sergey Kharitonov vs. Mighty Mo
4. LW: Ktaro Nakamura vs. Adriano Martins

Middleweight GP Semifinal Fights:
3. Ronaldo Jacare vs. Zelg “Benkei” Galesic
2. Gegard Mousasi vs. Melvin Manhoef

Middleweight GP Reserve Fight:
1. Yoon Dong Sik vs. Andrews Nakahara

#3: Zelg Galesic Video Interview

Zelg Galesic pre-DREAM.6 video interview at NOKAUT.

#2: Minowaman Vs. Don Frye Video

Here is the fight video from the GLADIATOR main event on August 16th where Minowaman faced Don Frye.

#1: Mirko CroCop Training Video Part II

Check out the second part (of three) on Mirko’s training for DREAM.6 here.

  1. Brent
    September 23, 2008 at 3:47 am

    awesome blog, keep it up

  1. September 23, 2008 at 12:26 am

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