Sakuraba IN, Manhoef OUT for Dream 12

d12laughter7Some updates to the card for Dream 12, aka, Dream in a Cage. The biggest news revolves around the Zelg Galesic fight. Originally set up as Galesic v. Melvin Manhoef, the fight is now Galesic v. Kazushi Sakuraba after Manhoef was forced to drop out due to injury. No word on the details yet, but considering he fought in 2008 with tubes in his chest, one has to assume it’s a big enough injury to really keep Melvin out. As for Sakuraba, this will be the beloved Japanese veteran’s second fight in October after a long layoff to open the year. One interesting note on Sakuraba, because of the cage Dream has made it a point to choose fighters with cage experience – not so here. This will be Sakuraba’s first cage fight since his lone UFC appearance in 1997.

The current card, courtesy of Nightmare of Battle:

Date: October 25th, 2009
Place: Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan

LW: Katsunori Kikuno vs. Eddie Alvarez
LW: Parky vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka
WW: Marius Zaromskis vs. Myeon Ho Bae
MW: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Zelg “Benkei” Galesic
MW: Yoon Dong Sik vs. Paulo Filho
MW: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tokimitsu Ishizawa
FW: Yoshiro Maeda vs. Chase Beebe
FW: Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Tomoya Miyashita
HW: Alistair Overeem vs. TBA

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One response to “Sakuraba IN, Manhoef OUT for Dream 12

  1. Dave

    Oh god, Kendo KaShin vs. Katsuyori Shibata? That’ll be uhhh..

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