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DREAM Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi To Move To 205 & Face Winner Of Soko/Babalu

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Sources close to the fighter have informed Fightline.com that DREAM middleweight Grand Prix winner Gegard Mousasi (27-2-1) will move up to light heavyweight and may fight at Affliction's third show against the winner of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Renato "Babalu" Sobral. That fight is slated to take place at Affliction's upcoming "Day of Reckoning" event on Jan. 24.











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Post #1   1/17/09 5:17:46AM   

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WAAARRR MOUSASI!!! he's the next 205 champ!!!

Post #2   1/17/09 7:40:11AM   

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gegard vs babalu would be a great fight

Post #3   1/17/09 9:42:01AM   

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def... WAR MOUSASI, 205 though hey ? I like him at 185 alot but should make for good fights at 205, does affliction even have a 185 lb fighter?

Post #4   1/17/09 10:54:37AM   

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Can you imagine Mousasi/Babalu?? Talk about a war.

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I hope its Gegard vs Babalu.

Post #6   1/17/09 12:19:28PM   

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Either guy would make for an amazing fight. I think the more exciting matchup would be with Soku, because both guys typically prefer to keep the fight standing. If Gegard were to go up against Babalu, it would most likely turn into a matchup of imposing one gameplan upon the other.

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Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

def... WAR MOUSASI, 205 though hey ? I like him at 185 alot but should make for good fights at 205, does affliction even have a 185 lb fighter?



Probably why he's moving up.

Post #8   1/17/09 2:01:00PM   

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hence, an uneventful match. Babalu is one of my favorites, but being such a good BJJ and grappling type fighter, his fights tend to bore alittle. No offense, but if I wanted to see a fight, it would be the Soko/Mousasi fight. Now, I know that a Sobral fight would answer more questions in terms of 'can' Gegard handle the 205rs in terms of clinch/grapple/strength, but fighting Soko, you would have an exciting, most certainly a KO.

Overall, I like the sound of it all. Question, I was under the impression Sobral was contemplating, if not planning on moving to MW? Esp. regarding the rumored Lindland fight? Anyways, love me some Babalu so fight on brother, beat Soko, and if you then beat Mousasi, you just earned your spot into the top 10 in my humbled opinion, ha ha

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is he even that big of a guy to move up that much? i imagine he walks around that weight or higher, but i never took him to be even a big middleweight, seemed a little below average at the weight and now hes gonna move up? maybe thats just me.....either way, no matter who the winner, either one could put on a awesome fight for gegard

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Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

def... WAR MOUSASI, 205 though hey ? I like him at 185 alot but should make for good fights at 205, does affliction even have a 185 lb fighter?



Probably why he's moving up.


Lindland and Belfort...either would be a great matchup for him.

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This is assuming Affliction will be around for a third show....

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I don't like it he right at 185 many fights for him there.

Post #13   1/17/09 4:59:35PM   

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mousasi is gonna murder these guys. he put on a clinic against musashi in a kickboxing match. that was awesom and his grappling is top notch. this guy is goin places. be sure to keep an eye on him

Post #14   1/17/09 5:41:31PM   

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Posted by xAcidburNx

mousasi is gonna murder these guys. he put on a clinic against musashi in a kickboxing match. that was awesom and his grappling is top notch. this guy is goin places. be sure to keep an eye on him



To be fair, the only reason Musashi is still in K-1 is him being Japanese.

Post #15   1/17/09 6:32:26PM   
 
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