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Thursday, 11/22/2012, 11:46 am

Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi targeted for January’s Strikeforce Event | MMA News

A light heavyweight bout between Mike Kyle (19-8-1 MMA, 2-3-1 SF) and former champion Gegard Mousasi (32-3-2 MMA, 3-1-1 SF) is being targeted for January’s “Strikeforce: Champions” event.

The two fighters have been slated to do battle on three prior occasions, but none of those proposed fights came to fruition, as a result of injuries.

Kyle fights for the first time since suffering a 33-second loss to Rafael Cavalcante in May. However, “Feijao” failed his post-fight drug test and the fight result was overturned to a no-contest. Prior to that bout, Kyle had gone 5-1 in his past six fights, with his lone loss coming against heavyweight contender Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Meanwhile, Mousasi fights for the first time in over a year due to an ACL injury. Most recently, the former Strikeforce champion earned a decision victory over Ovince St. Preux. Since losing his Strikeforce belt to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in 2010, Gegard has gone 4-0-1 in his past 5 bouts.

“Strikeforce: Champions” takes place January 12 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The main card fights will be live on Showtime, following the prelims which are set to air on Showtime Extreme.

The latest “Strikeforce: Champions” card now includes:

  • Champ Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin (middleweight title fight)
  • Champ Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine (welterweight title fight)
  • Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring
  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle
  • Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons
  • Pat Healy vs. TBA


3 Responses to “Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi targeted for January’s Strikeforce Event | MMA News”

  1. saiasaka says:


    the armenian assasin is back; i’ve been waiting this for a long time; he’s the most underated fighter in the bisness; can’t wait he become a UFC fighter. I cant tell you that he’s better than a lot of LHW in the UFC actually

  2. Sasquatch says:

    Gegard’s got this!… he’s one of my most anticipated fighters to crossover to the UFC when Strikeforce folds. I think he’ll make some big waves in the LHW division.

  3. Julesmccrakenn says:


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