The highly anticipated Dream press conference, announcing the promotion’s return to active duty in Japan, has wrapped up and here’s what AsianMMA.com took away from it.

- As AsianMMA.com previously reported, Pierre Andurand and Glory Sports International are bankrolling the show.

- Bas Boon, the man behind the original Glory World Series kickboxing events, helped orchestrate the whole deal to hold a New Year’s Eve show.

- Former K-1 and Dream owner FEG has no involvement at all with the current iteration of Dream.

- Glory hopes to hold 10 events in Japan next year, though officials made no mention of how many will be MMA and how many will be kickboxing.

- Dream.18 New Year’s Eve Special will bring back the high production value that Dream originally had under its past ownership.

- Dream.18 aims to have 13 fights: 10 MMA and three kickboxing bouts.

- Boon said he would like to carry on the tradition of having a kickboxer vs. mixed martial artist fight.

- Satoru Kitaoka, Hiroyuki Takaya and Tatsuya Kawajiri are the only confirmed fighters for Dream.18 thus far.

- Like past Dream New Year’s Eve events, and Pride and K-1 before that, Dream.18 New Year’s Eve Special will be held at the Saitama Super Arena.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com and official content partner AsianMMA.com for all the latest in mixed martial arts news and updates from Asia.

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