DREAM + GLORY = ‘DREAM 18 – Special NYE 2012’

According to Ariel Helwani on MMAFighting, Glory Sports International will be teaming up with DREAM to produce the anticipated New Years’ Eve event, tentatively titled ‘DREAM 18 – Special NYE 2012’.

“According to a GLORY official, details of the partnership will be announced at Thursday’s press conference in Japan. The official would not confirm or deny whether the partnership would extend past the NYE show.”

The same source states that a representative of GSI will be at the DREAM presser tomorrow to make further announcements on the subject.  GSI is comprised of executives from Golden Glory, Total Sport Asia, and the former It’s Showtime team – which was purchased by the rival promotion.  Glory is holding a Grand Slam Heavyweight tournament in Japan on December 2nd.

This news falls upon the heels of yesterday’s announcement by DREAM officials as a confirmation of a New Years Eve event and a presser scheduled tomorrow at 18:00 Japan time, to be broadcast on NicoVideo.  In attendance will be Tatsuya Kawajiri, Satoru Kitaoka, and Hiroyuki Takaya.

The announcement from the DREAM website:


◎日時/2012年10月25日(木) 一般観覧希望者受付 17:45 会見開始18:00(予定)
◎場所/八芳園 6階エタニティー ( http://www.happo-en.com/ )
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◎放送日時/2012年10月25日(木) 開場17:50 開始18:00
◎番組URL(10月23日(火)深夜12:00~)/ http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv112704801


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