DREAM Adds Three Fights to New Year’s Eve Lineup Including Hiroyuki Takaya-Georgi Karakhanyan

Three more fights have been added to the Dream 18 card set to take place on Dec. 31 card at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Officials announced that DREAM featherweight champion Hiroyuki Takaya will fight Georgi Karakhanyan in a non-title bout and PRIDE/UFC veteran Phil Baroni will take on Hayato Sakurai. Also added to the card, American ‘Ill’ Will Brooks will take on former lightweight number one contender Satoru Kitaoka.

The promotion has also partnered with GLORY, and the event will also feature a one night 16 man tournament where the winner walks home with a cool $400,000.

This is how the MMA Portion of the card looks to date:

Shinya Aoki (31-6) vs Antonio McKee (28-4-2)
Bibiano Fernandes (12-3) vs Yoshiro Maeda (30-11-4)
Hiroyuki Takaya (17-9-1) vs Georgi Karakhanyan (19-3-1) (non-title)
Satoru Kitaoka (30-11-9) vs Will Brooks (7-0)
Hayato Sakurai (36-12-2) vs Phil Baroni (15-15)
Melvin Manhoef (26-9-1) vs Denis Kang (35-15-2)