Gegard Mousasi confirms Nov. 7 title fight on CBS

by Dann Stupp | source: mmajunkie.com
 

StrikeForce champion Gegard Mousasi confirms Nov. 7 title fight on CBS

As expected newly crowned Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (26-2-1) will, in fact, defend his belt at Strikeforce's Nov. 7 event, which airs on CBS.

MMAjunkie.com recently reported that Mousasi was expected to be part of the Chicago-area card, and the M-1 fighter today confirmed his participation with M-1global.com.

No opponent has been named for the fighter.

The Nov. 7 Strikeforce event, "Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers," takes place at the 11,000-seat Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and features a headliner between Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers. The broadcast kicks off a multi-event deal between Strikeforce and CBS, which previously aired EliteXC shows before the company's 2008 demise.

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Li Mu Bai site profile image  

10/9/09 9:50 PM by Li Mu Bai

Yeah, would be good to see him smash Kyle.

CretardsCrutch site profile image  

10/8/09 2:45 AM by CretardsCrutch

 Southworth, Filho, or Kyle are all cool by me.

CRBMoney14 site profile image  

10/8/09 2:35 AM by CRBMoney14

Love watching Mousasi fight, it seems way too soon to for a guy who just moved to 205 but there is nobody for him to fight. King Mo, Sokoudjou and Arona are all good opponents but the contracts are uncertain. It would be awesome if he stayed at 185

captain_cool_guy site profile image  

10/8/09 2:25 AM by captain_cool_guy

Maybe that is out of respect for Bobby? Considering he already lost to Babalu (albeit on a cut) and Mousasi would probably end his career, if not his life.

ICantSeeHowDoneIAm site profile image  

10/8/09 12:14 AM by ICantSeeHowDoneIAm

 Apparentl King Mo is out of the picture too... So Filho,King Mo, Soku are all out of the picture to fight Mousasi Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will fight at the organization's Nov. 7 event. But it won't be a title defense. Earlier today Mousasi told M-1Global.com that he would defend his recently acquired belt at the CBS-televised event. However, Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Mousasi will actually take part in a non-title fight. His opponent? TBA. Although Afromowitz said the organization is still finalizing an opponent, at least one candidate can be crossed off the list: undefeated Muhammed Lawal. Although discussions took place, a source close to "King Mo" said a deal couldn't be reached with Strikeforce for the match-up. The Nov. 7 event, "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers," takes place at the 11,000-seat Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and features a headliner between Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers. Mousasi returns to Strikeforce for the first time since his first-round TKO victory over then-champ Renato "Babalu" Sobral in August. A few weeks later, Mousasi took part in an exhibition sparring match at "M-1: Breakthrough." However, an injury (possibly from the exhibition match) forced Mousasi out of DREAM's open-weight "Super Hulk" tournament. Mousasi defeated Mark Hunt in the opening round but was forced out of a semifinal fight with at Sokoudjou at DREAM.11 earlier this week. (Sapp took Mousasi's spot and suffered a first-round TKO loss.) Sokoudjou and former WEC champion Paulo Filho have both campaigned for the Strikeforce fight with Mousasi. For the latest on "Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers," stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com

orcus site profile image  

10/8/09 12:11 AM by orcus

 "Soku or Southworth don't cut it for me.." How about Mike Kyle? Feijao was supposed to be the next big thing at 205 and Kyle smashed him.

Kansas Comet site profile image  

10/8/09 12:05 AM by Kansas Comet

King Mo would be the most intriguing opponent for Mousasi, hopefully Mo is in training and 4 weeks is enough time.King Mo any comment? You and Jon Jones are two of the most exciting and promising MMA prospects out there. Would you take this fight with Gegard?

TapouT24 site profile image  

10/7/09 11:54 PM by TapouT24

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/10/7/1075240/hello-japan-randleman-nedkov-set

Kansas Comet site profile image  

10/7/09 11:47 PM by Kansas Comet

Why didn't Strikeforce ask King Mo or have Santiago move up maybe a catchweight of 195?LHW is obviously thin outside the UFC. Coker, his boys and CBS need/needed to use their imagination.Soku or Southworth don't cut it for me..

Li Mu Bai site profile image  

10/7/09 11:39 PM by Li Mu Bai

he is prob jealous ICantSeeHowDoneIAm.If i had spare money and lived in US i wouldn't think twice about going to this event.