by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The first DREAM card to feature a cage is gradually filling out.
The Japanese promotion on Monday added two fights to DREAM 12, slated for Oct. 25 in Osaka, for a total of eight fights.
Middleweight Kazushi Sakuraba, who appeared less than two weeks ago at DREAM 11, will step up again to meet Croatian Zelg Galesic, who is coming off a submission loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the final round of DREAM’s middleweight tournament last August.
Welterweight Marius Zaromskis, who won DREAM’s welterweight tournament in July with two knockout victories in one night, will face Korean Myeon Ho Bae (8-4), who recently defeated Yusaku Tsukumo at DEEP 42.
Additionally, a ninth fight is rumored for the event, though DREAM has not confirmed the match-up. As first reported by MMA Fanhouse, James Thompson may meet Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight bout.
Overeem’s manager, Bas Boon, on Monday confirmed the match-up, though Thompson’s representative, Ken Pavia, said the British fighter was one of two fighters under consideration for the bout, with Ricco Rodriguez also named as an option.
Below is the full DREAM 12 card, including the rumored bout:
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Zelg Galesic
Paulo Filho vs. Dong Sik Yoon
Eddie Alvarez vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Marius Zaromskis vs. Myeon Ho Bae
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tokimitsu Ishizawa
Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Won Sik Park
Chase Beebe vs. Yoshiro Maeda
Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Tomoya Miyashita
Alistair Overeem vs. James Thompson or Ricco Rodriguez