Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Japan's New Year's Eve combat sports spectacular now has a broadcast home in the United States.
The event, "GSI presents DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo - New Year's Eve Special," will air on the CBS Sports Network, MMA Fighting has confirmed.
CBS Sports Network is currently in 47 million U.S. homes, according to the cable channel's online literature.
The event will air on tape delay in two parts, starting at 10 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. That broadcast will air the GLORY card. The next night at 10 p.m. ET, the channel will air the DREAM portion of the event. A live broadcast of the show will be available online at GloryWorldSeries.com.
The massive, 20-fight card will feature bouts in MMA and kickboxing.
The top mixed martial arts fights include Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda, Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee, Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang and Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Michihiro Omigawa. Other recognizable names include Phil Baroni and Marloes Coenen.
The event emanates from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
[UPDATE: This post has been modified to reflect the two-part structure of the U.S. television broadcast]
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