DREAM's return now has a new pair of high-profile fights set for New Year's Eve in Japan.
Bibiano Fernandes (12-3) and Yoshiro Maeda (30-11-2) will meet in a bantamweight bout, while Denis Kang (35-15-2) takes on Melvin Manhoef (26-9-1) at middleweight. DREAM officials recently announced the two fight bookings.
A combined show with the GLORY kickboxing promotion, "DREAM.18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year's Eve Special" takes place at 4 p.m. (2 a.m. ET) near Tokyo on New Year's Eve. The combined event will take place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, which is where the DREAM.18 show was to be held before the merger of the two events.