DREAM: Fedor Emelianenko vs Satoshi Ishii [NYE]

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Japanese mixed marital arts promotion DREAM announced today that they have booked the former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko against Japanese Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii for their annual year-end show.

DREAM “Fight for Japan” is set to take place on Dec. 31 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will air live on HDNet.

I’m excited to see Fedor fight where he rightfully belongs, Japan.

Fight rumors:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii
Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka [t]
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue [t]
Ryo Chonan vs. Hayato Sakurai
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Katsunori Kikuno [mixed rules bout]
Rodolfo Marques Diniz vs. Bibiano Fernandes [bantamweight grand-prix semifinal]
Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari [bantamweight grand-prix semifinal]
Hideo Tokoro vs. Yusup Saadulaev [bantamweight grand-prix reserve match]
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Peter Aerts [pro-wrestling]