The CBS portion of the highly anticipated “Stikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” broadcast is now complete. Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi will be taking on Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in a non-title affair inside the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Sources close to the situation confirmed with Sherdog.com that the 205-pound contest is a done deal. Both fighters have submitted bout agreements and are awaiting approval from the Illinois State Athletic Commission, which shouldn’t be an issue.
Mousasi was last seen committing assault and robbery against Renato “Babalu” Sobral at “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” in August where it took him all of 60 seconds to knockout Babalu en route to jacking his 205-pound title.
It was his 13th consecutive victory.
Sokoudjou recently dominated Bob Sapp in the semifinals of the Super Hulk Tournament at Dream.11.The Team Quest-trained fighter is looking to recapture the magic he had when he left PrideFC on the heels of back-to-back knockout wins over Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, respectively.
He tried to ride that wave of momentum into the UFC, however was only able to post a disappointing 1-3 mark inside the Octagon. He has since rolled of two straight W’s for the popular Japanese MMA organization Dream.
Here are the fighters rumored to be competing in the November 7th show:
Mark Miller vs. Deray Davis
Christian Uflacker vs. Jonatas Novaes
Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Gegard Mousasi (Non-Title Bout – Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion)
Jason Miller vs. Jake Shields (Open Strikeforce Middleweight Title)
Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko (WAMMA Heavyweight Champion)