Rumors from Japan and Croatia (Sportal/Index) are emerging that Dream is in the process of organizing a heavyweight or open weight grand prix later this year. Fighters like Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko Filipovic are being canvassed by FEG while Alistair Overeem, Sergei Kharitonov, Gilbert Yvel and Semmy Schilt are certain participants should Dream go ahead with the tournament .
Former UFC fighter and Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko Cro Cop has a had great desire to rematch Fedor Emelianenko ever since their 2005 battle. The Pride New Years Eve bout was one of most anticipated fights in MMA history. WAMMA heavyweight champion Emelianenko has often cited Cro Cop as the most difficult opponent in his career. It is being reported that Dream used the Russian as a bargaining tool to coax Cro Cop back to Japan and away from the UFC.
The Croatians greatest success to date came in 2006 when he won Pride’s Open Weight Grand Prix. Filipović is scheduled to make his comeback in July.