DREAM.6 is rapidly approaching. On Sept. 23, FEG and DSE will hold their sixth DREAM event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It will feature the finals of their middleweight grand prix.
Outside of the participants in the tournament, little has been known about what other matchups will be on the card. Earlier today however, DREAM announced three more fights for the event.
The long rumored heavyweight bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Alistair Overeem is finally official. Cro Cop and Overeem have been exchanging words in the media nearly all summer. Overeem made claims that Cro Cop has been ducking him, going as far as calling Mirko a “douche bag.” Mirko, never known for his trash talking, has said all along he wants the fight, and he’ll do his talking in the ring. It should be a great fight.
Sergei Kharitonov has also been confirmed to fight on the card. He will face off against K-1 veteran Mighty Mo in another heavyweight clash. This will mark Mighty Mo’s fourth fight in mixed martial arts. He currently hold a 3-0 record, although he has yet to face any of MMA’s top heavyweights.
The third fight announced was a reserve bout for the middleweight grand prix between Yoon Dong Sik and Andrews Nakahara. Yoon and Nakahara lost to Gegard Mousasi and Kazushi Sakuraba, respectively, in the earlier rounds of the tournament. As the lightweight grand prix showed, this fight could play a factor into the tournament’s final match.
DREAM.6 is believed to be a critical point in the young promotion’s future. If the event doesn’t pull good ratings in Japan, there’s a chance this could be the last show DREAM runs. It appears at the very least though that they’re trying to put their best foot forward.