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Gegard Mousasi vs. Vitor Belfort Added to Affliction 3 Lineup

Gegard MousasiGegard Mousasi, who was victorious over Mark Hunt on Tuesday at DREAM 9, will take on Vitor Belfort at Affliction’s third event on August 1st in Anaheim, California.

Mousasi revealed the matchup in a post-fight interview at

A winner of twelve-straight fights, Mousasi captured the DREAM middleweight championship by defeating Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the finals of the 185-pound grand prix in September. Mousasi would never defend the title, however, relinquising the belt to move up to light heavyweight and fight in DREAM’s super hulk open-weight tournament, which kicked off today in Japan with Mousasi scoring a first-round submission of the much larger Hunt to secure a spot in the semis later this year.

Belfort, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who has won four-straight and five of his last six, was last in action in January at Affliction: Day of Reckoning, defeating Matt Lindland via first-round knockout.

Despite both fighters recently competing in the 185-pound middleweight division, the bout is expected to take place at a light heavyweight limit of 205-pounds.

Affliction 3 will air live on pay-per-view and also features Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett, Paul Buentello vs. Tim Sylvia, Paul Daley vs. Jay Hieron, and Dan Lauzon vs. Chris Horodecki.

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[Pictured: Gegard Mousasi]


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