Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle Verbally Agreed for Strikeforce Card Jan 12

November 21, 2012
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A light heavyweight showdown has been added to the final Strikeforce show coming in January as former champion Gegard Mousasi has agreed to face Mike Kyle.

Kyle initially reported the bout on Wednesday via YouTube, and additional sources have told MMAWeekly.com that the fight has been verbally agreed to by both fighters with bout agreements expected shortly.

This isn’t the first time Mousasi and Kyle have been matched up either.

Mousasi and Kyle were first scheduled to meet in 2011, but Kyle suffered a broken hand cancelling the bout. They were again paired up, and again the fight was cancelled, this time Mousasi was pulled from the fight for unknown reasons.

Finally, Mousasi and Kyle were set to meet at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey earlier this year, but another injury sidelined Kyle and the fight was delayed.

Now the two light heavyweights have been schedule to face off yet again, with this bout scheduled for Jan 12 in Oklahoma City.

  • julian moran

    I would like to see Mousasi in the UFC.

  • octawhat

    I think Gegard Mousasi has all the physical tools to be a UFC champion.

    However, his temperament in the cage can range from anywhere between killer, and asleep on his feet. This leads to tough fights finishing very fast due to his kick boxing skill, or lackadaisical decisions against lower tier talent.

    I feel that his most effective fighting weight is 185… Not sure if he can still make that, but he might want to consider it if he crosses over to the UFC.