The Japanese promotional group FEG, which runs the Dream MMA events, has long be suggesting that they had a big surprise in store for their already announced Dream 12 event, which will take place on October 25 in Osaka, Japan. They had already released a short promotional video in which were a few shots of a cage which led some people to believe that would be the surprise. Those people were correct, and Dream has officially confirmed that with a new promotional video for the event (included below).
Since the organizations creation, all of its fights have taken place inside an over sized boxing ring along the lines of the fighting surface popularized by the organization Pride. However the fighting surface for the upcoming Dream 12 will be a six sided cage they have title “The White Cage,” the promotion as appropriately named the October 25 event “Cage of the Rising Sun.”
Also revealed in the promotional video were nine of the fighters to be featured. Those nine fighters are Eddie Alvarez, Paulo Filho, Katsunori Kikuno, Yoshiro Maeda, Andrews Nakahara, Alistair Overeem, Kiyoshi Tamura, and Marius Zaromskis. Another fighter to be featured on the card was revealed on the organizations website, that fighter is Murilo “Ninja” Rua.