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Tim Sylvia vs. Jerome LeBanner Booked for DREAM NYE Event… Under Pro Wrestling Rules

(“Josh, quit squeezing. I’m gonna shit my pants.”)

On the bright side, DREAM promoters have managed to secure a replacement opponent for Tim Sylvia following the visa denial of Brett Rogers. Unfortunately, “The Maineac” will now appear on the fake fighting portion of the card when he takes on kickboxing legend Jerome LeBanner in a pro wrestling match.

Sylvia will join fellow former UFC heavyweight champion and avid wrestling fan Josh Barnett, who will take on Suzuki Hideki in DREAM’s version of the squared circle.

This won’t be Sylvia’s first time at the wrestling rodeo. He “fought” Barnett in 2010 under the Inoki Genome Federation banner back in September 2010, where he dressed as a black-hatted cowboy for the bout. I guess he figured a poopy-panted cop with moobs wasn’t as cool.

Here’s how the card, which will go down at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on New Year’s Eve (and will be broadcast live on HDNet starting at 1:00 am ET until 10:00 am ET) will look:

Kickboxing Bouts
Noiri Masaaki vs. Sonoda Kengo
Kubo Yuta vs. Nils Widlund

Professional Wrestling Bouts
Jerome Le Banner vs. Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs. Suzuki Hideki
Sawada Atsushi and Susukawa Shinitchi vs. Sakuraba Kasushi and Shiabata Katsuyori (Tag Team)
Fujita Kazuyuki vs. Peter Aerts

Dream Bantamweight Tournament Bouts
Hideo Tokoro vs. Yusup Saadulaev (Reserve Bout)
Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari
Bibiano Fernades vs. Rodolfo Marquez Diniz

MMA Bouts
Megumi Fujii vs. Karla Benitez
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Kikuno Katsunori vs. Nagashima Jienotsu Yuichiro
Hayato Sakurai vs. Ryo Chonan

Dream Featherweight Championship Bout
Takeshi Inoue vs. Hiroyuki Takaya

Dream Lightweight Championship Bout
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Shinya Aoki

Main Event
Satoshi Ishii vs. Fedor Emelianenko

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aommvv- December 28, 2011 at 11:36 am
top boxing films ,top sex nice girls in
haus66- December 28, 2011 at 6:06 am
I'm excited to see Mazakazu Imanari fight. Dude is half octopus.
BryanF- December 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm
Dude shit his pants...Never forget.
RSparrow- December 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm
I wish I could shit all over this entire thing... to add to the pile of shit that it already is.
Todd M- December 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm
Also @ Yazloz, Dude he SHAT his pants, It is the joke that keeps on giving and will never get old.
Todd M- December 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Japanese MMA is already struggling and I don't think 'Pro' Wrastlin is going to help put them back on the map. There could have been fights made that were worth watching like Timmy vs Minowaman or Fujita vs Le Banner in K1 rules, I think I'm going to wear out my fast forward button watching this event.
MMA Mafia- December 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm
I remember when Joe Rogan was interviewing Timmy (I think before his fight with Couture...someone help me out with that one) and Rogan actually brought up the fact that many MMA and UFC fans did not like him and loudly booed him throughout most of his fights. Anyways Rogan mentioned why this was and he couldn't understand why the fans didn't give him more respect because he (Rogan) was a big fan of his. I honestly don't know why I hate Timmy and I just know I hate that big dumb fuck and always will. LOL
Yazloz18- December 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm
Were there any jokes about Timmy shitting his pants? I can't remember if I read any or not and as this event happened only 5 or so years ago it is still a relevant topic to joke about
MMA Mafia- December 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm
Damn...a 9 hour show?!?!?! Too bad I only care for the last 2 bouts. Cool, I'll just set my alarm for 8AM and wake up and start drinking for NYE.