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Old 12-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #23
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Default Re: DREAM 18/GLORY 4 NYE shaping up nicely!

MMA fights
Bantamweights: Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda
Middleweights: Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang
Lightweights: Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee
Featherweights: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Michihiro Omigawa
70 kg: Robin Van Roosmalen vs. Yuichiro Nagashima
Heavyweights: Jerome Le Banner vs. KOICHI
$400,000 Grand Slam Heavyweight tournament:
Semmy Schilt vs. Brice Guidon
Gokhan Saki vs. Raomoru
Daniel Ghita vs. Fabiano Aoki
Remy Bonjasky vs. Filip Verlinden
Peter Aerts vs. Mourad Bouzidi
Errol Zimmerman vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
Anderson Braddock Silva vs. Igor Jurkovic
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Rico Verhoeven

A last minute announcement from DREAM and GLORY explains much of the cloak and dagger routine behind the lack of a US TV deal for the coming New Yearís Eve co-promotional event. While many simply assumed that it would air on AXS TV (formerly HD Net) like New Yearís events past, it would seem something bigger was in the works as GLORY has announced that CBS Sports has picked up the rights to the show.

There is, however, one downside to the announcement, it wonít air live. DREAM 18/GLORY 4 will air later that day at 10 PM EST on December in the US as opposed to a live 2 AM showing. There are reportedly more details to come, with further announcements expected in the coming days.
I guess CBS will edit the show and not show the full thing on delay as its a long long show.
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