After UFC 176 got cancelled, the UFC is scrambling to to get the fighters who were set to fight on that card on different cards this year and soon. One of those fights is Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza.
UFC President Dana White responded to a fan on Twitter about wanting the fight (Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza) to be added to the September 27 UFC 178 card. However, White said that would not be happening, but he did say the fight would take place in “Foxwoods,” which is Foxwoods, Connecticut, home of UFC Fight Night 50 on September 5.
Gegard Mousasi (34-4) has 18 knockouts, 11 submissions and 5 decision victories, while he has never been knocked out, but submitted twice and lost by decision twice. He won his first two MMA fights, both by knockout. While in Pride he had a record of 2-1. He had six Strikeforce fights which he won two of those by knockout. He did lose to Muhammed Lawal AKA King Mo by unanimous decision in Apr / 17 / 2010. Prior to making his UFC debut he was on a three fight winning streak with wins over Hiroshi Izumi via TKO in 2011. He beat Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Melendez vs. Masvidal on Dec / 17 / 2011 and then Mike Kyle via rear naked choke at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC debut against Ilir Latifi which he won via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Mousasi on Feb / 15 / 2014, but in his last fight he lost to Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 9 – Mousasi vs. Latifi on Apr / 06 / 2013.
In Souza last fight was against Yushin Okami via TKO (strikes) at 2:47 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 28 in September.
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