Dream's year end Dynamite show will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on December 31st, with a broadcast in North America on HDNet. Main event bouts include title fights between Bibiano Fernandes versus Hiroyuki Takaya and Marius Zaromskis versus Kazushi Sakuraba.
Rising Brazilian star Bibiano Fernandes (8-2, #6 ranked FW) will look to use his quickness and slick takedowns to defeat Hiroyuki "Streetfight Bancho" Takaya (14-8). Takaya has two straight KO's over Chase Beebe and Joachim Hansen in Dream. Expect Takaya to try to keep the fight standing to use his heavy hands.
(Bibiano Fernandes pictured)
The stacked card features four top ten fighters and several legends of MMA. As per usual, the card has it odd fights. Bob Sapp will fight sumo fighter Shinichi Suzukawa in an MMA bout without gloves, thus no closed fist strikes. Shinya Aoki(#4 ranked LW) fights Yuichiro Nagashim in a bout featuring a 3 minute kickboxing round then a 5 minute MMA round. Gegard Mousasi(#10 ranked LHW) and "Wicky" Nishiura will take part in kickboxing bouts.
(Aoki fighting JZ Calvancante)
Satoshi Ishii v. Jerome Le Banner
Sergei Kharitonov s. Tatsuya Mizuno
Alistair Overeem v. Todd Duffee
Bob Sapp v. Shinichi Suzukawa
Champ Bibiano Fernandes v. Hiroyuki Takaya
Champ Marius Zaromskis v. Kazushi Sakuraba
Shinya Aoki v. Yuichiro Nagashim
Tatsuya Kawajiri v. Josh Thomson
Kazuyuki Miyata v. Caol Uno
Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura v. Tetsuya Yamato
Kyotaro Fujimoto v. Gegard Mousasi
Hideo Tokoro v. Kazuhisa Watanabe
Jason High v. Hayato Sakurai
Hiroshi Izumi v. Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa
Katsuaki Furuki v. Andy Ologun