- Dream 12
Dream 12 Information 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. Fights consisted of three five-minute rounds, as used in the North American system, though elbows remained illegal.
- Miyashita defeated Fujiwara via unanimous decision at 5:00 of round 3.
- Lightweight bout: Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Won Sik Park
- Hironaka defeated Park via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1.
- Featherweight bout: Chase Beebe vs. Yoshiro Maeda
- Maeda defeated Beebe via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:26 of round 1.
- Yoon defeated Saffiedine via split decision at 5:00 of round 3.
- Middleweight bout: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Zelg Galesic
- Sakuraba defeated Galesic via submission (kneebar) at 1:40 of round 1.
- Welterweight bout: Marius Zaromskis vs. Myeon Ho Bae
- Zaromskis defeated Bae via KO (Head Kick) at 0:19 of round 1.
- Lightweight bout: Eddie Alvarez vs. Katsunori Kikuno
- Alvarez defeated Kikuno via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:42 of round 2.
- Heavyweight bout: Alistair Overeem vs. James Thompson
- Overeem defeated Thompson via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:33 of round 1.
- Middleweight bout: Tokimitsu Ishizawa vs. Katsuyori Shibata
- 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. 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. 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. 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. A week out from the event, Sakuraba was confirmed for Dream 12.
- The Ultimate Fighter 9 competitor Richie Whitson was set to face Daisuke Nakamura however scheduling issues forced Whitson out of the bout.
- 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.
- A bout between Paulo Filho and Dong Sik Yoon was scrapped after Filho failed to show up. Tarec Saffiedine replaced Filho.
- ^ a b http://www.dreamofficial.com/free/news/detail.php?id=1254202588
- ^ "DREAM | ニュース | 10・25『OLYMPIA DREAM.12』大阪城ホール大会概要発表!!大阪で何かが起きる!? 笹原EP「ビビッてたじろぐ“仕掛け”」を予告!!" (in Japanese). Dreamofficial.com. http://dreamofficial.com/free/news/detail.php?id=1250057016. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- ^ "ニュース | 笹原EP予告、10.25『DREAM.12』にとんでもない仕掛けが!?" (in Japanese). kamipro.com. http://kamipro.com/news/?id=1250055701. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Y4F96LEp4
- ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r487axo8czI
- ^ http://www.dreamofficial.com/free/news/detail.php?id=1254827436
- ^ a b http://mmajunkie.com/news/16536/dream-12-additions-include-welterweight-champ-marius-zaromskis-and-kazushi-sakuraba.mma
- ^ http://mma.fanhouse.com/2009/10/23/paulo-filho-out-of-dream-12/
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