The Japanese promotion DREAM who was brought us inspirational fights like Shinya Aoki vs. Eddie Alverez and has apparently tapped out, leaving a big hole in Asian MMA.

The staff have moved on to other endeavors, and the company has apparently stopped returning calls to nearly all of its fighters and their representatives, ceasing day-to-day operations. [MMAWeekly]

The promotion was looking to put up one last stand for its annual New Years Eve show, but the people who run the Saitama Super Arena decided to offer someone else the slot after DREAM was unable to commit to two or more shows.


In remembrance Aoki vs. Alverez 1 fight video below,


  1. ron shaw

    June 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    That sucks. I hope someone can still sponsor a New Years Eve show in Japan.

  2. Rudy

    June 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Agree…this is a bummer.

  3. G.B.Hamerick

    June 7, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Don't worry folks the dictator is on the job. He is probably salivating like a lizard in heat. He could not wait to get his hands on this market now itseems that he can write his own ticket. Only problem is how will he deal with the japanese mob.

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