NYE Special Split in Two: Glory 4 Airs Dec. 31 on CBS Sports; Dream.18 Follows One Night Later

Glory Sports International has aligned its kickboxing promotion with the revival of the Japanese mixed martial arts promotion Dream, keeping the annual tradition of a kickboxing/MMA New Year’s Eve extravaganza alive at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

It came down to the wire, but the year-end event finally has a home on American television, landing on CBS Sports Network.

The Glory 4 kickboxing portion of the event will air at 10 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 on CBS Sports, while the Dream.18 MMA rules bouts will be broadcast one night later on Jan. 1, also at 10 p.m. ET, and also on CBS Sports.

The Glory 4 portion of the event features a 16-man single elimination tournament format, along with several feature fights.

Former Dream champion Shinya Aoki headlines the mixed martial arts portion of the card, facing UFC veteran Antonio McKee in the Dream.18 main event.

Dream.18 MMA Bouts:

-Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee
-Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang
-Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda
-Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Michihiro Omigawa
-Hayato Sakurai vs. Phil Baroni
-Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
-Satoru Kitaoka vs. Will Brooks
-Marloes Coenen vs. Fiona Muxlow

GLORY Grand Slam Tournament:

-Semmy Schilt vs. Brice Guidon
-Sergei Kharitonov vs. Rico Verhoeven
-Gokhan Saki vs. Raomoru
-Anderson “Braddock” Silva vs. Igor Jurkovic
-Remy Bonjasky vs. Filip Verlinden
-Errol Zimmerman vs. Jamal Ben Saddick
-Peter Aerts vs. Mourad Bouzidi
-Daniel Ghita vs. Jhonata Diniz

GLORY Superfights:

-Makoto Ebata vs. Sang-Jae Kim
-Matsumoto Toshio vs. Jason Wilnis
-Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Robin van Rosumaren
-Jerome LeBanner vs. Koichi

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 29 days ago

The Ultimate Fighter season 20 airs Wednesday, October 29 at 10pm ET on FOX Sports 1 read news >>

  • 28 days ago

One Fighting Championships’ Oct. 31 event has been moved to Dec. 14. read news >>

  • 28 days ago

Probably because without them, there would be two people in the entire division. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has created a strawweight division and rounded up 16 of the world's top 115-pound read news >>

  • 27 days ago

Coulda been a contenda. It's time to figure out who is the contender and who is the pretender when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone battles undefeated 155-poun read news >>

  • 25 days ago

Featherweight championship co-main event: Champion Rick Glenn vs. challenger Lance Palmer. LAS VEGAS (Oct. 28, 2014) - World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) announced today a highly-anticipated, we read news >>

  • 25 days ago

Last month Spike TV ran a one-hour special featuring the best knockouts from the eighteen events staged by GLORY thus far. "Top 20 Knockouts: GLORY Kickboxing" aired on October 24 and has now been re read news >>

  • 21 days ago

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sorting out the middleweight rankings (see them here) at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 58 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place at J read news >>

  • 21 days ago

If you were hoping for a rematch of their 2006 open weight grand prix final, sorry, they aren't fighting against one another. In fact, they aren't even competing in the same sport, as Mirko Filipovic read news >>

  • 22 days ago

The Ultimate Fighter season 20 airs Wednesday, November 5 at 10pm ET on FOX Sports 1 read news >>

Jump to: