It's not often you get a live mixed martial arts (MMA) event that's longer than your average workday, but then again, not every event can be like the FieLDS year-end supershow in Japan.
2011 will be no exception, as Genki Desu Ka!! will kick off from the Saitama Super Arena with nine straight hours of MMA action beginning this Friday night (Dec. 30) at 10 p.m. ET on HDNet.
In short, there's a little something for everyone.
Here's what to expect (thus far) from the DREAM/Genki Desu Ka!! supershow:
DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix:
265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii
155 lbs.: Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka
170 lbs.: Hayato Sakurai vs. Ryo Chonan
145 lbs.: Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi Inoue
155 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
115 lbs.: Megumi Fujii vs. Karla Benitez
Mixed Rules Bout:
140 lbs.: Yuta Kubo vs. Nils Widlund
140 lbs.: Masaaki Noiri vs. Kengo Sonoda
Pro Wrestling Bouts:
MMAmania.com will provide results and live fight coverage of the DREAM 2011 New Year's Eve supershow beginning at 10 p.m. ET on Dec. 31.
As with any Japanese event, bouts have been known to be tacked on all the way up until fight night, so stay tuned for more roster changes as we get closer to kick off.
More on the upcoming DREAM extravaganza here.