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Gegard Mousasi – Ronaldo Souza To Be In The Co-Main Event Of UFC 176

Andrew Ravens

UFC 176

Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet Ronaldo Souza (20-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC 176.

UFC 176 takes place Aug. 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Half of the prelim side of the card will air on Fight Pass and then Fox Sports 1. The main event will air on PPV.

Gegard Mousasi (34-4) has 18 knockouts, 11 submissions and 5 decision victories, while he has never been knocked out, but submitted twice and lost by decision twice. He won his first two MMA fights, both by knockout. While in Pride he had a record of 2-1. He had six Strikeforce fights which he won two of those by knockout. He did lose to Muhammed Lawal AKA King Mo by unanimous decision in Apr / 17 / 2010. Prior to making his UFC debut he was on a three fight winning streak with wins over Hiroshi Izumi via TKO in 2011. He beat Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Melendez vs. Masvidal on Dec / 17 / 2011 and then Mike Kyle via rear naked choke at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC debut against Ilir Latifi which he won via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Mousasi on Feb / 15 / 2014, but in his last fight he lost to Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 9 – Mousasi vs. Latifi on Apr / 06 / 2013.

Souza last fight was against Yushin Okami via TKO (strikes) at 2:47 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 28 in September.

Here is how the rest of the card looks like:

  • Champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes – for featherweight title
  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
  • Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
  • Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard
  • Walmir Lazaro vs. James Vick
  • Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
  • Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo


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