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DREAM announces Cro Cop vs. Overeem and the return of Kharitonov at DREAM 6

With an urgent need to draw a strong rating for its DREAM.6 event on Sept. 23 at the Saitama Super Arena in order to maintain its broadcast relationship TBS, DREAM has added two major heavyweight attractions just weeks out from the event.

DREAM has made it official that Mirko Cro Cop will be taking on current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistar Overeem. Additionally, the promotion has announced that former PRIDE star Sergei Kharitonov will be fighting for the promotion against K-1 standout Siala “Mighty Mo” Siligia.

The heavyweight bouts will complement the semifinals and finals of DREAM’s middleweight Grand Prix that will feature Gegard Mousasi vs. Melvin Manhoef and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Zelg Galesic with the winner of each semifinal fighting one another for the title later that night.

  • dsid says:

    Wow, 2 fights in one night. Man, that’s rough. Was more doable back in the earliest days of the UFC when the matches tended to be lopsided and the best fighters could tear through opponents without getting too beat up (making it possible to go 4 fights in one night – lol). But now that fights tend to be more even, even 2 fights is a tough go.

    Hopefully neither winner gets too dinged up so that the final isn’t a let down…

  • KTru says:

    Cro Cop versus Overeem in the battle of who stays in the top 10 HW’s of the world. Or make that top 15

  • D says:

    Man, everyone is bringing their A-game these days…well, EXC needs a kick in the ass, but the UFC, Affliction & now DREAM are all putting out some big cards.

    Also, we finally get to see Kharitonov again!

  • Bdavis says:

    Does anyone know why Dream always has events during the week? Sucks for us in the US who actually work for a living during the day!

  • nate says:

    Tuesday? What is wrong with Dream?

    Sergei Kharitonov is back!!!!! I have wanted to see him forever.

    Cro-cop vs Overeem is awesome.

    incredible card.

  • Jesse says:

    Loves me some DREAM. It’s Jacare time baby.

  • Rich S. says:

    that’s some great news!

  • Ronny Badass says:

    All three need to come to the UFC or Afliction perferable UFC.

  • Powers says:

    Easy win for overeem.

  • rob says:

    Beautiful card…and it is Jacare tourney to win – although I’m not counting out Manhoef one kick and it’s over – -how’s cro-cops’ saying go? right leg hospital, left leg grave – – I believe that applies to manhoef as well…..anyone know who shows these fights in the states live? so i don;t have to cheat and watch them on youtube that weekend?


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