Dream Announces Seven Events for 2010 Calendar

January 28, 2010

NightmarefBattle.com is reporting that Dream has announced it will host seven events in the 2010 calendar year including it’s only official date which is Dream 13 on March 22nd.

DREAM will hold events in March, April, May, July, September, and November this year and the April event will most likely be held in South Korea. If the South Korea event goes well a November event might be held abroad as well (with Taiwan or Macau as possible locations). Like the 2009 Osaka event, a cage event is planned for this year too.

 

A Light Heavyweight GP consisting of 8 or 16 fighters (planned for the May, July, and September events or two of them if it’s an 8-man GP) will take place this year and Gegard Mousasi will play a leading role in it.

 

Middleweight and Heavyweight champions will also be crowned in 2010 so by the end of the year all weight classes in DREAM will have champions. The Heavyweight champion will be decided through a single fight and not a GP. Alistair Overeem will likely be one of the two participants of the Heavyweight title fight.

 

They want to hold crossover fights with other organizations this year as well, especially with SRC and Strikeforce. They think it’ll be a hot thing. DREAM EP Sasahara also said that, if possible, he wants to talk with Yoshida Dojo.

Payout Perspective:

Since rumors started swirling that Don Quixote was on the verge of acquiring FEG’s combat division, we haven’t heard a lot to substantiate the claims other than that the super grocer is planning to continue as a sponsor. The success of the NYE show has given the organization the confidence to go forward with a full slate of shows in 2010, including the light heavyweight grand prix.

The last we heard of Dream’s rival organization Sengoku – the same group it partnered with for its NYE event last year – the organization was planning a similar 6-7 events starting with an event on March 7th, in addition to several proposed tournaments amongst different classes.

3 Responses to “Dream Announces Seven Events for 2010 Calendar”

  1. Machiel Van on January 28th, 2010 1:13 PM

    It sounds like more evidence that Alistair Overeem will never defend his Strikeforce heavyweight title. Somebody tell Coker to strip him already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If Mousasi will be participating in a LHW tournament it could also become a scheduling nightmare for Strikeforce as well. I can see headaches and excuses on the horizon.

  2. mmaguru on January 28th, 2010 6:13 PM

    Machiel,
    I think if he gets stripped he is released from his contract. Maybe that’s what he wants and Coker being the business man that he is will hold out on the decision as long as he can. I suspect April’s CBS card will be to crown Fedor the Interim Champion.

  3. Machiel Van on January 29th, 2010 7:58 AM

    Good point. No need to strip him until absolutely necessary.
    Fedor’s presence demands a championship fight soon.

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