Gegard Mousasi Defends Title Against Hiroshi Izumi At DREAM 17 On July 16th

DREAM light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi will defend his title against Olympic Judo silver medallist, Hiroshi Izumi at DREAM 17 in Japan on July 17th, 2011.

Mousasi captured the title last September when he defeated Tatsuya Mizuno at DREAM 16 via submission. He was last in action on a recent Strikeforce card, picking up a controversial draw against former UFC and TUF veteran Keith Jardine.

Izuma is 4-1 having only started his MMA career in September 2009 won the Men’s – 90kg category silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and the gold medal at the World judo championship games in Cairo, Egypt on 2005. He currently holds wins over British fighter, James Zikic and Japanese favourite, Ikuhisa Minowa.

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