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DREAM.12! Experiment

DREAM has put up a promo video of DREAM.12 on their YouTube channel and it contains the management discussing the “experiment” of DREAM.12 that was hinted at last week. It might be a change of the fighting surface.

However, in the video it says: “not in the UFC”, “violence”, etc. So could it be the introduction of soccer kicks and stomps in DREAM? But Sasahara said last week that it will be the first of its kind in MMA.

Sakuraba in the video (from the last event) says: “It’s useless to escape”/”I must not escape”. You can’t escape from a cage?



  1. Minowa
    August 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    They are gonna use 6-sided CAGE (Strikeforce style)!!
    Check this video – 0:32 (drawing of a 6-sided ‘something’) and 0:39 (cage’s pic on the desk)!!

  2. August 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    yup, might be that.

    I think the pics of 39 are of the octagon because that’s when they say: not in the ufc.

    thanks for the pics.

  3. Minowa
    August 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    If you look closely at the cage from 0:39, you can see that the doors are located between posts, in the center of the wall. UFC octagon doors are installed close to cage posts…

    (Strikeforce cage at the top, Octagon at the bottom)

  4. wormed
    August 21, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Actually Sasahara said, “It’s not the first of its kind in Japan but…” So, NOB, your post is a tad bit off. Just thought I’d let ya know. 😀

  5. whomever
    August 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I will continue to put my faith in Sasahara. I don’t think he would mess with the inherent mechanics of MMA.

    It will likely be some sort of cage-hybrid.

    However, shouldn’t the potential fighters of DREAM.12 already be aware of what style of surface/stage their fighting on? I hope DREAM has planned far enough ahead, and let their fighters know what’s up. That’s my main concern.

  6. August 21, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    ops, he also said it’s the first of its kind in MMA. I think I thought of that when I wrote it.

  7. August 21, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    yeah, that’s true.

  8. CSKit
    August 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Whatever it is, it can’t be worse than YAMMA.

  9. Minowa
    August 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Anyone remember PRIDE The BEST series and it’s 8-sided ring?

  10. wentz
    August 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Yamma wan’t that bad. it’s just the zuffa zombie media. That won’t support anything new that is non-zuffa.

    Probably an 6-sided ring. I don’t really care about this too much, as long as it’s not a cage.

  11. CSKit
    August 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    lol, YAMMA was horrible they couldn’t even defend td’s because of the slant they would try to sprawl on. But, to each his own.

  12. CSKit
    August 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Interesting, never heard of this. I just hope it’s not an 8 sided ring/hell in a cell type of deal.

  13. Anonymous
    August 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Man I really hope it’s not any sort of cage, I hate cages…I would love to see soccer kicks and stomps back, but with it being said that it’s new it doesn’t seem likely.

  14. Eightbitlegend
    August 22, 2009 at 12:06 am

    it probably is a Strikeforce cage. Since they are going to co-promote, it seems like it would be a good idea to unify what they fight in.

  15. CSKit
    August 22, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I think if they’re going to co-promote I would personally like to see them both use the same rules, so there won’t be any advantage other than the fight area (cage or ring)

  16. ShootJunkie
    August 22, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Definitely looks like a cage but the way its drawn it looks like it has 2 parts. An outer hexagon and then the inner part looks kinda cloverleaf like. Interesting…

  17. rob mafia
    August 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

    why in the hell would you want them to use strikeforce’s rules?

    not having the 4-point attack is the suck.

  18. geamma
    August 22, 2009 at 10:39 am

    i heard somewhere they wanted to do a hybrid pro wrestling style thing, where one round would be in a cage and the next in a ring, or something to that effect…

  19. CSKit
    August 22, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Whoa, re-read the above statement. I said I’d like them to use the same rules, not Strikeforce’s.

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