photos courtesy of MMA-in-Asia
In perhaps the most ridiculous weigh-in ever, 40 mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing fighters recently tipped the scales for the GLORY 4 Tokyo: "Heavyweight Grand Slam" and DREAM 18 New Year's Eve double-header mega-event at Saitama Super Arena on Dec. 31, 2012.
This Monday morning (Jan. 31, 2012), Japan will once again look to ring in the New Year with a bang, as kickboxing giant GLORY teams up with the freshly-resurrected DREAM for eight hours of mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing craziness.
The former brings some of Japan MMA's brightest stars, while the latter brings a sixteen-man heavyweight kickboxing tournament.
MMAmania will have LIVE coverage of the event, which starts at 2 a.m. ET on New Year's Eve and can be watched for a mere $20 on GLORY's official website right here or tape-delayed on CBS for free.
The weigh-ins for the crossover super-event took place last night, the full results can be found below (via MMA-In-Asia).
Semmy Schilt (287) vs. Brice Guidon (225)
Sergei Kharitonov (N/A) vs. Rico Verhoeven (255)
Gokhan Saki (228) vs. Raoumaru (230)
Anderson Silva (243) vs. Igor Jurkovic (220)
Remy Bonjasky (229) vs. Filip Verlinden (205.25)
Errol Zimmerman (253) vs. Jamal Ben Saddik (284)
Peter Aerts (N/A) vs. Mourad Bouzidi (215)
Daniel Ghita (238) vs. Jhonata Diniz (231)
Mitsuki Ebata (116) vs. Sang-Jae Kim (115.75)
Matsumoto Toshio (187) vs. Jason Wilnis (185)
Yuichiro Nagashima (154) vs. Robin van Roosmalen (154)
Jerome Le Banner (247) vs. Koichi Pettas (220.5)
Chug some coffee and be sure to join us bright and early Monday morning for a crazy amount of high-quality combat sports.
See you then, Maniacs.
For more on the GLORY 4 Tokyo: "Heavyweight Grand Slam" and DREAM 18 events be sure to hit our complete event archive right here.