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Gegard Mousasi vs. Jake O'Brien completes DREAM.15 light-heavyweight grand prix

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Mousasi - TKO 15 52%
Mousasi - Sub 7 24%
Mousasi - Dec 3 10%
O'Brien - TKO 1 3%
O'Brien - Sub 0 0%
O'Brien - Dec 3 10%
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Gegard Mousasi (28-3-1 MMA, 6-0 DREAM) and Jake O'Brien (13-3 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) have verbally agreed to meet at DREAM.15 in the promotion's scaled-down light-heavyweight grand prix.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the fight Monday morning from sources close to the event, who said that while contracts have not been signed, the bout is expected to be finalized shortly.

DREAM.15 takes place July 10 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and features the opening round of the four-man tournament.

The bout is Mousasi's first since a disappointing showing at April's "Strikeforce: Nashville" event, in which he relinquished his belt to Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, who outwrestled him for five rounds en route to a unanimous-decision victory.

In 2008, the Dutch-Armenian fighter bested four fighters to win DREAM's middleweight grand prix, though he later vacated the belt when he decided to jump to light heavyweight. He defeated Mark Hunt in the opening round of the Japanese promotion's open-weight "Super Hulk" tournament before making the move to Strikeforce.

The 24-year-old Mousasi is currently training in Holland with Team Golden Glory and is expected to meet this week with M-1 Global executive Vadim Finkelstein to discuss the possibility of a European marketing deal.

O'Brien, meanwhile, is three months removed from a unanimous-decision victory over Toni Valtonen at Fight Festival 27 in Finland, which was his second consecutive victory since a submission loss to Jon Jones at UFC 100 brought his release from the promotion.

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Post #1   6/28/10 5:15:59PM   

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Mousasi can win this match by anyway he wants IMO, I think he will KO O'Brien and end up winning the dream tournament.

Post #2   6/28/10 6:05:34PM   

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Mousasi in talks with M-1 just about kills any shot of him being in the UFC for the next few years.

Post #3   6/28/10 8:57:50PM   

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decent enough fight

Post #4   6/29/10 12:14:18AM   

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A chance for Mousasi to redeem himself against a wrestler, albeit a lesser wrestler than Lawal.

Post #5   6/29/10 12:24:29AM   

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Mousasi needs to quit wasting his time. UFC please.

Post #6   6/29/10 12:43:55AM   

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Mousasi wins the tournament then vacates the title and announces his move to heavyweight. Bank on it.

Post #7   6/29/10 12:49:39AM   

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i sure hope O'Brien wins!!!!

Post #8   7/5/10 12:16:09PM   

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This "tournament" is pretty weak. Mousasi should run away with it.

Post #9   7/5/10 9:55:10PM   

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Has anybody told Gegard Mousasi he's not a prospect anymore?

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I am looking forward to this fight. It will give us a glimpse of Mousasi's relentlessness. I mean Mo whooped his ass. Gegard is a very good fighter. Maybe even, great... skills wise. But a lot of guys have wilted after a big loss. Not saying he will. By al means he should be able to outclass Jake and recover nicely. O'Brien is no can though. He is a tough guy with legit all-around MMA skills. He has 2 wins since Jon Jones took him out. I cant wait to see it. i have to admit i am pulling for the underdog here.

Post #11   7/5/10 10:33:04PM