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Sakuraba Gets Galesic at Dream.12, Overeem Still Facing TBA


(Now that’s what a commitment to deadpan looks like. Props: Kamipro.com)

Dream’s great experiment inside a cage is now less than a week away, and though they’re inching closer they still haven’t finalized the complete lineup.  The most recent addition is Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba taking on Croatian striker Zelg Galesic.  Galesic was originally slated to face Melvin Manhoef who, like a couple other participants who appeared on the promotional poster, has since pulled out.  Instead, Sakuraba will go directly from fighting a pro boxer with no idea that leg kicks actually hurt, to fighting a guy who has what it takes to give him another Manhoef-style beating like the one that probably should have heralded the end of his career.  So basically, if there’s anything you’ve been wanting to say to Sakuraba, you better go ahead and say it now while you still have the chance.

Meanwhile, Alistair Overeem will head to Japan fresh off his assault on Tony Sylvester at Ultimate Glory 11 this weekend, and still there’s no word on who he’ll be facing when he steps in the white cage on Sunday.  Since the odds of Dream booking a top-ten heavyweight on less than a week’s notice aren’t all that great, it’s probably safe to say that Overeem will be getting his second squash match in as many weekends.  Maybe the reason he’s avoiding the U.S. isn’t fear of drug tests.  Maybe he just likes beating up on guys who are nowhere near his skill-level and getting paid for it.  Not having to pee in a cup at the end of the night, that’s just a bonus.

The current line-up for Dream.12, courtesy of Nightmare of Battle, is looking like this:

Katsunori Kikuno vs. Eddie Alvarez
Parky vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Marius Zaromskis vs. Myeon Ho Bae
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Zelg Galesic
Yoon Dong Sik vs. Paulo Filho
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tokimitsu Ishizawa
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Chase Beebe
Keisuke Fujiwara vs. Tomoya Miyashita
Alistair Overeem vs. TBA

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BallPtPenTheif- October 19, 2009 at 3:32 pm
So much for Saku making the New Years card.
Clue-by-Four- October 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm
Browning vs. Browning would be great. We could see some white trash on white trash crime!
Eyes red as Fedor- October 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm
It's hard to flash gangsigns without a western alphabet.
Tap_Tap- October 19, 2009 at 11:47 am
The Japanese havn't quite gotten the "Gang Sign" thing down yet....
Mex- October 19, 2009 at 11:41 am
Saku - I BELIEVE...

...that I'll have to take out a life insurance policy on you.
Sakuraba3900- October 19, 2009 at 10:50 am
im already in mourning
punchguyinface- October 19, 2009 at 10:37 am
How about Overeem vs Barnett? It could be like the All-Drug Olympics skit on SNL... "and Overroid has DECAPITATED Barnett with a standing guillotine choke... well, that's to be expected here at the All-Drug MMA"
Dubbayoo- October 19, 2009 at 10:14 am
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Dubbayoo- October 19, 2009 at 10:00 am
If anyone wants a good laugh, click on the last link in the first paragraph and watch the Sakuraba/Manhoef fight @ the 3:00 mark. Sakuraba's lifeless body is rotting away on the mat and they flash the word WINNER underneath:)
for the love of mma- October 19, 2009 at 9:57 am
allistar is taking on the winner of maeda vs beebe that very same night under K1 rules !!!!
for the love of mma- October 19, 2009 at 9:54 am
i would love to see allistar and jerome le banner duke it out!!!
rh- October 19, 2009 at 9:42 am
...and when he finally gets back to the 'States it's going to be Overeem vs. the piss cup.





Piss cup by TKO, first round.

rh
dabix- October 19, 2009 at 9:35 am
They're just drilling a great self defense trick :
grab the groin of your opponent but don't forget to keep
his head far away to avoid a butthead.
Monkey Punch- October 19, 2009 at 9:32 am
alright Brock turn you head and cough.
Homoplata- October 19, 2009 at 9:24 am
I heard TBA is worth twice as much in Michigan
vyapaar- October 19, 2009 at 9:19 am
Alistair Overeem

Not Having to fight Fabricio $25

Not Having to fight Rogers $100

Not Having to fight Fedor $2000


Taking all the steroids you want and not having to pee in a cup :

Priceless
omunto- October 19, 2009 at 9:18 am
Surrrre when they do it it's funny, but when I strike that same pose around the office the police are called...
A. Silvas Heat-Seeking Missiles- October 19, 2009 at 9:06 am
How about Allistair Overeem vs. the Browning Brothers?
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