Article

The Shape-Shifting Gegard Mousasi

The Shape-Shifting Gegard Mousasi
By Jack Slack, FIGHTLAND Blog

"Mousasi's career began at age 21 in 2005, and, for each of his first 14 fights he seemed to appear in a different minor-league promotion. After a decent showing in Japan's DEEP organization, Mousasi was invited to compete in PRIDE's Bushido events.

"From 2006 to 2010 Mousasi looked incredible. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, Denis Kang, Melvin Manhoef, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Mark Hunt (yes, the heavyweight), Renato “Babalu” Sobral, and Rameu Thierry Soukodjou: Mousasi not only defeated these men but knocked out or submitted every single one of them.

"Mousasi's run was finally stopped in 2010 by Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal in a Strikeforce title bout. but after a couple more decent wins, and the folding of Strikeforce into the UFC, Mousasi finally found himself in the big leagues … and using his lead hand to reconfigure Ilir Latifi's features."
Read the full article here.
Sunday, October 26
2AM
GMT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Media

Recent
Jose Aldo works out alongside Junior Dos Santos. Challenger Chad Mendes arrives in Rio. Phil Davis checks his weight and Glover Teixeira trains to pull off the UFC’s first-ever win by way of odor.
Oct 22, 2014
All-time great Anderson Silva discusses the growth of MMA, how his injury impacted his life outside the Octagon, and how he is preparing to face dangerous striker Nick Diaz at UFC 183.
Oct 22, 2014
Team Alpha Male leader Urijah Faber previews the main event showdown between teammate Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo at UFC 179.
Oct 22, 2014
Phil Davis gives one-word answers to a host of questions from UFC correspondent Paula Sack ahead of his co-main event showdown with Glover Teixeira at UFC 179.
Oct 22, 2014