According to former Chicago Bears lineman and K-1 fighter Bob Sapp, he will be stepping in to replace injured Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi in the semifinals of the “Super Hulk Tournament” at Dream.11 on October 6th.
Sapp told MMAWeekly.com that when Dream officials reached out to him and requested his services, he couldn’t decline an opportunity to redeem himself after initially getting punted from the tournament by Ikuhisa Minowa at Dream.9 in May.
It took Minowa all of 75 seconds to dispose of Sapp in the tourney’s opening round.
Sapp, who holds a 10-5-1 pro MMA mark, will be taking on UFC fallout Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou inside the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan.
The victor of that scrap will meet the winner of the other semifinal between Minowa and Hong Man Choi that same evening.
Here are is the most updated lineup for the night’s event:
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. TBD
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. TBD
Jason Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Open Dream Middleweight Title)
Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen (Dream Lightweight Champion)
Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinals and Finals:
Bibiano Fernanders vs. Joe Warren
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro
Semifinals of Super Hulk Tournament:
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs.Bob Sapp
Hong Man Choi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa