Fighting and Entertainment Group announced on Thursday an eight-man open weight “Super Hulk Tournament”, which will begin on May 26th at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan at DREAM 9.
The tournament’s opening round matchups are:
- Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Bob Sapp
- Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Jan Nortje
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Hunt
- Hong Man Choi vs. Jose Canseco
In other DREAM 9 news, Japanese broadcast partner TBS will air boxer Daisuke Naito’s flyweight title defense against Xiong Zhao Zhong as a lead-in for the event, which should provide the promotion a greater initial audience which they’ll be tasked to retain. With the mixture of legitimate and freakshow matchups booked for the card, it shouldn’t be hard to prevent fans from tuning out.
Update by Eric: Behold a truly glorious photo courtesy of kamipro. Can you tell which one is real?