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Mousasi vs. St. Preux booked

split decision2011-09-25 06:47:52 +0000 #1
I used to be a believer in Mousasi, but since he got owned by King Mo, I have lost a lot of faith in his abilities. St. Preux is no joke. This will be a telling fight...

(By the way, I have no formatting options available. Maybe that's been mentioned on one of the threads about the mmafighting forum having gone so wiggy lately.)

Ovince St. Preux vs. ex-champ Gegard Mousasi booked for Dec. 17 Strikeforce event

A bout between former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (31-3-2 MMA, 2-1 SF) and fast-rising Ovince St. Preux (11-4 MMA, 4-0 SF) has been booked for later this year.

The intriguing 205-pound contest will be part of a currently unannounced Dec. 17 event. ( ) recently reported Mousasi's expected participation in the event, though his opponent wasn't known at the time.

A host city and venue have been announced the show, which airs on Showtime. The event is expected to be Strikeforce's final one of 2012. Notables such as lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, women's featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, Gina Carano and Keith Jardine are all expected to be part of the lineup.

Mousasi fights for the first time since he fought Jardine to a draw at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley." In a fight expected to crown the next contender to the title he once held, Mousasi was ahead on two of three scorecards at the conclusion of his bout with Jardine, but a point deduction for an illegal upkick in round one prompted a majority draw.

Mousasi got back on the horse in July at "DREAM: Japan GP Final" with a first-round TKO of Hiroshi Izumi, which served as the first defense of his DREAM light-heavyweight title.

He now meets St. Preux, who looks to build on his eight-fight win streak, which has included Strikeforce victories over Antwain Britt, Benji Radach, Abongo Humphrey and Joe Cason. The former University of Tennessee linebacker/defensive end currently trains with Knoxville Martial Arts Academy in Tennessee, where he launched his pro career in 2008 with organizations such as XFC and Shark Fights.

For the latest on Strikeforce in December, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of

Tallica19812011-09-25 07:02:43 +0000 #2
Big step up for osp. I'll take gegard.
seansloan2011-09-25 07:31:46 +0000 #3
replace final show of 2012 with final show ever.
greatjake2011-09-25 07:41:02 +0000 #4
mousasi takes this easy... and he didnt get OWNED by king mo
split decision2011-09-25 08:22:15 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by greatjake

mousasi takes this easy... and he didnt get OWNED by king mo

Lawal took him down and kept him down the entire fight. Mousasi was able to muster only a minimum of offence. That is OWNED, son!
Greezy2011-09-25 07:32:16 +0000 #6
you're biased because the guy has "saint p" in his name.



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