New Year’s eve, early in the morning in the United States, Dream 18 took place inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The night was shared with some kickboxing action from Glory 4 that included a 16-man tournament. The MMA action though included Japanese stars like Shinya Aoki, Hiroyuki Takaya, Michihiro Omigawa and Tatsuya […]
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As the apple drops in the big apple, Dream 18 and Glory 4 will be taking place in Tokyo with some great MMA and Kickboxing. The Dream portion of the show will feature seven MMA bouts including lightweight champion Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio Mckee. The highlight of the Glory portion will be an eight man, one night heavyweight kickboxing Grand Slam.
There comes a time when it’s not just wise, but mandatory for a professional fighter to call it quits. MMA is a dangerous sport that tends to produce concussions, broken bones, dislocated limbs and in a very select few instances, even more. There’s no reason to loiter with the lions if your ability to defend yourself has all but disappeared.
Picture Dream fighter Hayato “Mach” Sakurai and UFC fighter Matt “the immortal” Brown staring in a No Doubt cover band.