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Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi Booked for ‘Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey’

Gegard MousasiStrikeforce light heavyweight contenders Mike Kyle and Gegard Mousasi will meet in a featured bout at “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” on March 3 in Columbus, Ohio, Kyle announced today on Twitter.

It has not yet been announced whether the fight will be for the vacant Strikeforce light heavyweight title that was previously held by Dan Henderson.

Kyle (19-8-1) rebounded from a heavyweight loss to Antonio Silva with a decision win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima back at 205-pounds in September, while Mousasi (32-2-2) is 4-0-1 since dropping the title for “King” Mo Lawal in 2010, including a decision victory over Ovince St. Preux in December.

A lightweight matchup between Ryan Couture and Conor Huen has also been added to the March 3rd card, according to MMAFighting, while The Strikeforce heavyweight grand pix final between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier is no longer expected to take place at the event.

The Showtime-televised event is headlined by Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate vs. Romda Rousey and also includes Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki, Josh Thomson vs. KJ Noons, and Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis.


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