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Heavyweight (Per 4/15)
1. Rico Verhoeven
2. Daniel Ghita
3. Gokhan Saki
4. Tyrone Spong
5. Peter Aerts
6. Errol Zimmerman up
7. Benjamin Adegbuyiup
8. Ismael Londt up
9. Hesdy Gerges up
10. Ben Edwards up

Light HW (per 4/15)
1. Gokhan Saki up
2. Tyrone Spong down
3. Danyo Ilunga
4. Nathan Corbett down
5. Saulo Cavalari

Middleweight (per 4/15)
1. Wayne Barrett
2. Joe Schilling
3. Artem Levin
4. Steven Wakeling
5. Franci Grajs

Welterweight (per 4/15)
1. Nieky Holzken 
2. Joseph Valtellini 
3. Simon Marcus
4. Marc de Bonte
5. Aussie Ouzgni


70kg (Per 4/15)
1. Davit Kiriaup
2. Andy Ristiedown
3. Robin van Roosmalendown
4. Giorgio Petrosyandown
5. Murthel Groenhart
6. Buakaw Banchamek
7. Dzhabar Askerov
8. Ky Hollenbeckup
9. Aikprachaup
10. Enriko Kehlup

65kg (per 1/20)
1. Masaaki Noiri
2. Mosab Amraniup
3. Yuta Kubo down
4. Sagetdao
5. Liam Harrison

GLORY has announced that it will partner up with DREAM to produce a Special NYE card in Japan.

The show, officially titled "GSI Presents DREAM 18 - Special NYE 2012"will take place on December 31, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Details of the partnership between the MMA and Kickboxing powerhouses will be revealed at the DREAM press conference on Thursday.

Obviously this is big news, for a couple of reasons. The first is that it refutes rumors of DREAM going out of business. Talk of DREAM's demise led most people to believe that their talent would eventually find a home in other promotions like ONE FC, but this announcement confirms that the organization still has some life in it. 

Secondly, because GLORY is helping in the show's production, this almost guarantees that there will be Kickboxing matches on the card. We'll more than likely get to see the 60 kg and 58 kg Japanese stars in action, including the non-stop excitement that comes with them. This will be a big stage for some of the relatively unheard-of Japanese kickboxing talents, especially those that missed K-1's Golden Era. 

The event will follow the GLORY 3 Rome show in November, as well as the GLORY 4 Tokyo card on December 2nd. We might be seeing the beginning of a strong push to re-introduce Japan to the new generation of kickboxing.

You can watch the press conference live here on Thursday at 5:00 AM ET/3:00 AM PT in North America. 

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