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DREAM announces 'Super Hulk Tournament'

In what will likely stand as the most outrageous tournament in mixed martial arts history, DREAM has announced the "Super Hulk Tournament" for DREAM.9 taking place May 26 in Yokohama, Japan.

Where else would you find in the same tournament the eclectic mix of Bob Sapp, Jose Canseco, Gegard Mousasi, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Hong Man Choi?

Those are among the names booked for an eight-man open-weight tournament that will span three events.

Light-heavyweight Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa will continue his quest against opponents twice his size when he faces off against the near 400-pound Bob Sapp.

And for an even stranger matchup, former MLB baseball player Jose Canseco will make his mixed martial arts debut against seven-foot-two Hong-Man Choi.

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou will take on kickboxer Jan Nortje. Besides the size disadvantage Norte is a perfect matchup for Sokoudjou, whose biggest weakness is on the ground.

Gegard Mousasi, who vacated his DREAM middleweight title, will fight 2001 K-1 World GP champ Mark Hunt.

FIGHT CARD:

Super Hulk Tournament (Open-Weight)
- Jose Canseco vs. Hong-Man Choi
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Hunt
- Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa vs. Bob Sapp
- Jan "The Giant" Nortje vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

Featherweight GP
- Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto vs. Joe Warren
- Masakazu Imanari vs. Bibiano Fernandes
- Yoshiro Maeda vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
- Hideo Tokoro vs. Abel Cullum

DREAM Middleweight Title
- Ronaldo Jacare vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller