Dream 12

Dream 12
Dream 12
A poster or logo for Dream 12.
Promotion Dream
Date October 25th, 2009
Venue Osaka-jo Hall
City Osaka, Japan
Attendance 10,112
Event chronology
Dream 11 Dream 12 Dream 13

Dream 12 was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group's mixed martial arts promotion Dream that took place on October 25, 2009 in Osaka, Japan. The event marked the first time Dream used a hexagon cage.[1] Fights consisted of three five-minute rounds, as used in the North American system, though elbows remained illegal.[1]


  • Featherweight bout: Japan Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Japan Tomoya Miyashita
Miyashita defeated Fujiwara via unanimous decision at 5:00 of round 3.
Hironaka defeated Park via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1.
Maeda defeated Beebe via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:26 of round 1.
  • Middleweight bout: Belgium Tarec Saffiedine vs. South Korea Dong Sik Yoon
Yoon defeated Saffiedine via split decision at 5:00 of round 3.
Sakuraba defeated Galesic via submission (kneebar) at 1:40 of round 1.
Zaromskis defeated Bae via KO (Head Kick) at 0:19 of round 1.
Alvarez defeated Kikuno via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:42 of round 2.
Overeem defeated Thompson via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:33 of round 1.
Shibata defeated Ishizawa via TKO (punches) at 4:52 of round 1.


  • On August 12, 2009, it was announced the event would take place October 25 at the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. Dream's EP Sasahara hinted at a "big surprise" which he said had a 70% chance of actually happening.[2][3] This "big surprise" turn out to be the introduction of a cage as Dream's fighting platform.
  • Prior to Dream 12, Dream utilized their official YouTube channel to provide hype for the event. On August 21, 2009, a brief promotional video teasing viewers with the first appearance of a cage was uploaded.[4] A month later, on September 23, 2009, another Dream 12 promotional video was uploaded, this time depicting potential participants intertwined with footage showing the construction of Dream's white cage.[5] The show, Event Producer Seiichi Sasahara said Sakuraba could potentially fight again later in the month, though no official decision has yet to be made.[6] A week out from the event, Sakuraba was confirmed for Dream 12.[7]
  • The Ultimate Fighter 9 competitor Richie Whitson was set to face Daisuke Nakamura however scheduling issues forced Whitson out of the bout.[citation needed]
  • A bout between Melvin Manhoef and Zelg Galesic was scrapped after Manhoef had to pull out due to injury. Manhoef was replaced by Kazushi Sakuraba.[7]
  • A bout between Paulo Filho and Dong Sik Yoon was scrapped after Filho failed to show up. Tarec Saffiedine replaced Filho.[8]


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