As expected, former light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will look to bounce back from his loss to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at “Strikeforce: Nashville” in April.
Sources close to the situation confirmed today with MMAJunkie.com that the Armenia would be participating in the four-man Light Heavyweight Grand Prix against MMA veteran Jake O’Brien.
Since being released by the UFC following his submission loss to Jon Jones at UFC 100 last July, O’Brien has rattled-off two consecutive wins. O’Brien was last seen posting a unanimous decision victory over Toni Valtonen at “Fight Festival 27? in Finland.
The July 10the event is scheduled to take place inside the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and is expected to air live on HDNet.
The winner of O’Brien vs. Mousasi scrap advances to face winner of the Melvin Manhoef and Tatsuya Mizuno bout that will take place that same evening. Dream officials have confirmed the victor of the tourney will be anointed the company’s first light heavyweight title holder.