After it was reported yesterday that Gegard Mousasi was forced to pull out of his upcoming “Super Hulk Tournament” bout with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, there was some discussion as to who might fill his place. In a move that will likely surprise almost no one, Dream officials have decided to bring Bob Sapp back into the tournament as Mousasi’s replacement, according to a report from MMAWeekly.
Sapp is being brought back into the tournament after a submission loss to Ikuhisa Minowa, in the first round of the tournament. He as last in action against Bobby Lashley in June, where he suffered defeat via submission due to strikes.
Sokoudjou comes into the bout off of his victory over Jan Nortje in the opening round of the tournament. Prior to competing in the Super Hulk tournament Sokoudjou had suffered back to back defeats at the hands of Luiz Cane, and Renato Sobral.
The current card for DREAM 11 features:
- Joachim Hansen (c) vs. Shinya Aoki
DREAM Lightweight Championship
- Featherweight grand prix final
- Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. Daisuke Nakamura
- Bibiano Fernandes vs. Joe Warren*
- Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro*
- Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Daiki Hata#
- Hong Man Choi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa^
- Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Bob Sapp^
* Featherweight grand prix semifinal
# Featherweight grand prix reserve bout
^ “Super Hulk” semifinal
Pictured: Bob Sapp