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Surprise At DREAM.12! Osaka Castle Hall

It was announced today that DREAM.12 on October 25th will take place at the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka. DREAM EP Sasahara said that the card is currently being worked on but fighters from Osaka like Yoshiro Maeda are being considered. He also mentioned Kazushi Sakuraba as a potential participant.

Sasahara is leaving to America tomorrow and his goal is that he wants to announce the whole cooperation deal with Strikeforce and negotiate about fighters (Fedor included).

Sasahara revealed that the plan is for Strikeforce fighters to participate as soon as DREAM.12. They want to invite both fighters who haven’t fought in Japan before, and fighters who have had activity in the past and are still doing their best today. He thinks they will be champion class. They are also considering Alistair Overeem.

Sasahara says that he really wants to say something. He says that he is thinking about various [a word which could mean device, mechanism, half done, etc.]. Anyway, it’s a big surprise. He says that it’s a 70% chance that it will happen. He also said: “It’s not the first of its kind in Japan but…”.

Some sites give more detail than others which I find strange. According to sportsnavi Sasahara said that it is something that have been in Pro-Wrestling and the like before. For example something similar to establishing both a ring and cage. Expect something next week.

  1. kawa's boy toy
    August 12, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I wonder what the surprise is? Could it be that Dream is adopting the YAMMA?

  2. CSKit
    August 12, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I hope it’s not a “Hell in the Cell” type of thing.
    ( ex. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hell_in_a_Cell_(Axxess).jpg/ )

  3. whomever
    August 12, 2009 at 7:20 am

    DREAM/Strikeforce official announcement is exciting stuff.

    I hope the other big announcement from Sasahara isn’t too gimmicky.

  4. kawa's boy toy
    August 12, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I just thought of something!!! Maybe it’s tag team matches like in ZST.

  5. August 12, 2009 at 7:55 am

    nah, I think he said it’s something which hasn’t been done in MMA before.

  6. Minowa
    August 12, 2009 at 8:02 am

    ZST Tag-team matches are always fun to watch!
    I would also like to see some ‘K-1 vs MMA’ fights under MIXED RULES – one round MMA, then one round K-1 rules (Bob Sapp vs Jerome le Banner at Dynamite 2004)!

  7. sdub
    August 12, 2009 at 9:27 am

    its a handicapped match minowaman vs giant silva/butterbean…. DREAM 12 REVENGE OF THE FREAKS!!!!!!!!! you didnt hear it from me.

  8. Fightgod
    August 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    i hope its nothing that damages the integrity of the Dream brand.

  9. wentz
    August 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm


    What, you mean, like making forrest griffin a champion?

    I think we should all push for a heavyweight gp.

  10. ShootJunkie
    August 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I’m excited about the whole Dream/Strikeforce stuff but this other announcement seems kind of sketchy.

  11. Jim
    August 13, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Our Japan specialist seems to think that it’s not going to be anything hugely ridiculous–he’s of the opinion that it’ll be a Strikeforce style cage which is very common in the US but not so much in Japan. That’s what the line “It’s not the first of its kind in Japan but…” seems to suggest.

  12. alex
    August 15, 2009 at 1:51 am

    I hope it’s not bringing a cage to DREAM events, I’m not a fan of the cages at all…leave the cage for strikeforce and the ring for DREAM.

  13. Fight-god
    August 16, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    yeah like adopting a cage! please keep the ring!! and yes I want to see a HW gp!!

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