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.
The event, headlined by a heavyweight bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Satoshi Ishii, will feature a mixture of MMA, K-1, and pro wrestling bouts.
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:
135 lbs.: Bibiano Fernandes vs. Rodolfo Marques
135 lbs.: Masakazu Imanari vs. Antonio Banuelos
135 lbs.: Winner of Fernandes-Marques vs. Winner of Imanari-Banuelos
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:
155 lbs.: Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Katsunori Kikuno
140 lbs.: Yuta Kubo vs. Nils Widlund
140 lbs.: Masaaki Noiri vs. Kengo Sonoda
Pro Wrestling Bouts:
Kazushi Sakuraba and Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shinichi Suzukawa and Atsushi Sawada
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Peter Aerts
Josh Barnett vs. Hideki Suzuki
Tim Sylvia vs. Jerome LeBanner
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.