Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has now been named as Gegard Mousasi’s opponent for his previously reported non-title fight at November 7th’s “Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers” event. MMAFanhouse reports that the contest has been submitted to Illinois’ athletic commission, along with the previously reported Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva contest.
The contest is a rebooking of a scheduled Dream 11 bout which was called off due to Mousasi suffering a shoulder injury in an exhibition grappling match against Fedor Emelianenko.
Mousasi won the Strikeforce light heavyweight title in his last fight by defeating Renato “Babalu” Sobral on August 15 via first round knockout. He has put together a 26-2 MMA record including wins over Ronaldo Souza, Mark Hunt, Denis Kang, Hector Lombard, and Melvin Manhoef.
Sokoudjou recently defeated Bob Sapp, who replaced Mousasi, at Dream 11 in the second round of the Dream Super Hulk Tournament. He has a 7-4 MMA career including a 1-2 stint in the UFC, where he lost to Lyoto Machida and Luiz Arthur Cane.
Pictured: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou