by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com (Additional reporting – Nick Solomon)
Gegard Mousasi, despite a recent change in his management, told MMAWeekly.com that following his upcoming Strikeforce title defense against Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in April, he intends to participate in Dream’s light heavyweight tournament.
Joining him in the 205-pound divisional brackets is the man whose title he took last August, Renato “Babalu” Sobral. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the bout with Sobral’s manager, Richard Wilner.
“We have signed a two fight deal with Dream and are still under contract with Strikeforce,” said Wilner. “We expect our first fight for Dream to occur on May 30 in the light heavyweight tourney.”
In addition to the current and former Strikeforce champions, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou will also be part of the tournament. Dream officials confirmed Sokoudjou’s participation to MMAFighting.com.
A Pride and UFC veteran, Sokoudjou has losses to Mousasi and Sobral on his record.
Dream officials also told MMAFighting.com that they expect Marius Zaromskis to fight on the May 30 card in Saitama, Japan. There was no word yet on an opponent or if he would defend his welterweight title.
(Additional reporting by Nick Solomon – JabsNGrabs.com)