Mousasi revealed the matchup in a post-fight interview at M-1Global.com.
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.
[Pictured: Gegard Mousasi]