Glory Sports International (GSI) announced today the upcoming DREAM 18: 'Special NYE 2012' event, a New Year's Eve mixed martial arts (MMA) super-show taking place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Dec. 31, 2012.
From GSI Chairman Pierre Andurand:
"We are very fond of the DREAM brand and the company's world-class production team. The GSI team is passionate about Japanese MMA and is intent on restoring it to prominence. The DREAM 18 event on New Year's Eve is a first step towards this goal. New Year's Eve is traditionally the high point of the martial arts calendar in Japan and DREAM has staged superb events at Saitama for the past four years. This year, GLORY will be taking over presentation of the event and you will see a better production than ever before. Fans worldwide can expect a spectacular show."
Confirmed for the New Year's Eve one-off show, which consists of 10 MMA bouts and three kickboxing matches, are DREAM Featherweight Champion Hiroyuki Takaya, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Satoru Kitaoka. More fighters are expected to be announced in the coming days.