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Encyclopedia > DREAM (Mixed Martial Arts)
DREAM
Type Private
Founded February 13th, 2008
Founder Sadaharu Tanigawa (President of FEG)
Headquarters Flag of JapanTokyo, Japan
Key people Keiichi Sasahara, Head and Matchmaker
Daisuke Sato, Productions Director
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Parent Fighting and Entertainment Group
Website http://www.dreamofficial.com

DREAM is a mixed martial arts organization promoted by Fighting and Entertainment Group and co-produced with the former PRIDE executives from Dream Stage Entertainment. It is the sister promotion of K-1 kick boxing. DREAM replaced FEG's previous-run mixed martial arts fight series, HERO'S. The series has many of the elaborate production values of PRIDE FC, including popular former PRIDE FC fight introducer, Lenne Hardt. In America, the promotion is aired on Mark Cuban's HDNet.[1] For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG) is a Japanese combat sport promoter. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG) is a Japanese combat sport promoter. ... This article is about the emotion. ... Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE) formerly known as Kakutougi Revolution Spirits (KRS) is a Japanese company that promotes various wrestling and mixed martial arts events, most notably mixed martial arts PRIDE Fighting Championship and HUSTLE professional wrestling events. ... K. 1 is a designation given to two works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the original Köchel Verzeichnis. ... HEROS is a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion operated by Fighting and Entertainment Group, the parent entity behind kickboxing organization K-1. ... Lenne Hardt is a ringside announcer for the popular mixed martial arts organization Pride FC and voice actor who has worked on numerous popular video games in recent years. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American billionaire entrepreneur. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ...

Contents

History

Pride FC's buyout and Yarennoka!

After the Zuffa buy out of PRIDE FC, the former Dream Stage Entertainment executives put on a collaborative New Years Eve mixed martial arts show with Shooto, M-1 Global, and the Fight Entertainment group, called Yarennoka!. This show was intended to be a farewell show of PRIDE FC. However, due to its large success and petitioning by Japanese MMA fans, the FEG and the former DSE staff decided to combine their efforts and form a new Japanese promotion. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Shooto logo ISC logo This article deals with the martial arts organization, for the baseball pitch, see gyroball. ...


HERO's dissolution and DREAM's emergence

Their new promotion was confirmed on February 13th, 2008 at a press conference. As part of the new promotion, FEG's HERO's was dissolved. However, HERO's fighters signed with FEG were confirmed to be part of the new DREAM Brand. In addition to the former HERO's stars, surprise guest (and PRIDE FC 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix champion) Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović announced he joined the organization. Another notable announcement was DREAM's confirmed partnership with M-1 Global. DREAM confirmed that M-1 Global will allow the last Heavyweight Champion of PRIDE FC (and the winner of the 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix), Fedor Emelianenko, to fight in their events. Fedor Emelianenko was present at the DREAM press conference to promote the alliance between the two shows.[2] (Emelianenko's future with the company became unclear on March 7, 2008 due to a contractual dispute with the M1 Global organization [3])[4] [5] Mirko Filipović (born on September 10, 1974), often billed as Mirko Cro Cop, is a Croatian law enforcement officer turned kickboxer and mixed martial artist (MMA). ... Fedor Emelianenko (IPA: , Russian: Федор Емельяненко, sometimes romanized as Fyodor Yemelyanenko) (born September 28, 1976) is a Ukrainian-born Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist and the last person to hold the PRIDE heavyweight championship. ...


Partnership with HDNet

On May 2, 2008 DREAM aired for the first time outside of Japan on HDNet. On the first night DREAM.1 was aired. On May 3, 2008 DREAM.2 aired. Also on May 11, 2008 DREAM.3 along with all future DREAM events will be airing on HDNet as a part of the network's HdNet Fights series. HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ...


Partnership with EliteXC

On May 10th, 2008 DREAM announced a working partnership with US promotion EliteXC. The two groups intend to share fighters (Eddie Alvarez and Nick Diaz have both already participated in DREAM events) and eventually co-promote shows.[4] Elite Xtreme Combat, also known as EliteXC, is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. ... Nicholas Robert Diaz (born August 2, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. ...


Rules

Weight Classes

DREAM has 6 weight classes. Unlike HERO's, each weight class will have a champion with a defendable title.[6]

  • 67kg/145lbs - Featherweight (effective at DREAM.3)
  • 70kg/154lbs - Lightweight
  • 76kg/168lbs - Welterweight
  • 84kg/185lbs - Middleweight
  • 93kg/205lbs - Light Heavyweight
  • +93.1kg/+205lbs - Heavyweight

Round Length

  • 10 Minute First Round
  • 5 Minute Second Round

Judging

  • Fights will be judged in their entirety by three judges, not on a round by round 10-point must basis (more common to North American promotions).
  • A winner will always be declared, draws are not possible.

Fouls and Violations

  • Stomps and soccer kicks to the head of a grounded opponent are not allowed (unless both fighers are on the ground), but they are allowed to the rest of the body.
  • Elbows to the head are not allowed (neither in standing or ground position).
  • If there is a 15 kg or more weight difference between the fighters, knees to the head of a grounded opponent are not allowed.
  • Ground position in DREAM means a three point position (both feet and one hand). So for example, if a fighter has both knees and one hand on the floor, then no kicks to the head are allowed. (This rule was put in place to avoid ambiguous cases for soccer kicks, much like what occurred during the Misaki vs. Akiyama fight at Yarennoka) [7]

Tournament Substitutions

  • In case of No Contest, the fighter who can continue will go through to the next round, if neither fighter is able to contine the promoter will choose a fighter to go through.
  • In case of injury, the fighter who can continue will go through to the next round, if neither fighter is able to contine the promoter will choose a fighter to go through.[8]

Notable Fighters

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Events

[9]

Date Event Location Venue Attendance
03/15/2008 DREAM.1 Lightweight Grandprix 2008 1st Round Flag of Japan Saitama, Japan Saitama Super Arena 19,120
04/29/2008 DREAM.2 Middleweight Grandprix 2008 1st Round Flag of Japan Saitama, Japan Saitama Super Arena 21,397
05/11/2008 DREAM.3 Lightweight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round Flag of Japan Saitama, Japan Saitama Super Arena 21,789
06/15/2008 DREAM.4 Middleweight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round Flag of Japan Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Yokohama Arena
07/21/2008 DREAM.5 Lightweight Grandprix 2008 Final Flag of Japan Osaka, Japan Osaka-jo Hall
09/23/2008 DREAM.6 Middleweight Grandprix 2008 Final Flag of Japan Saitama, Japan Saitama Super Arena

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External links

References

  1. ^ FEG and DSE Combine to Create “DREAM” - MMA on Tap
  2. ^ ‘Dream’ Come True? New Promotion Announced
  3. ^ Fedor’s Free Agency Fallout
  4. ^ a b Dream Pulled from Primetime TV. Sherdog (2008). Retrieved on 2008-04-24.
  5. ^ FEG: Dream Not Pulled from Primetime. Sherdog (2008). Retrieved on 2008-04-28.
  6. ^ ‘Dream’ Come True? New Promotion Announced
  7. ^ Nightmare Of Battle
  8. ^ Japan MMA
  9. ^ スポーツナビ|格闘技|新格闘技イベント「DREAM」誕生! ミルコの参戦も決定 3.15さいたまで旗揚げ、総勢23選手が会見に出席
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