The return of Dutch striker and former Strikeforce LightHeavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi will take place at Dream 15 according to MMAJunkie.com. His opponent will be Jake O’Brien, a UFC veteran who has won two fights outside of the promotion.
Mousasi is coming off a devastating loss to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at “Strikeforce: Nashville”, a fight that saw Mo take the striker down at will for five rounds en route to a decision victory. Mousasi had previously defeated Renato “Babalu” Sobral to win the Strikeforce championship after winning Dream’s inaugural Middleweight Grand Prix.
O’Brien is making the move down to light heavyweight after defeating Dave Hess and Toni Valtonen on two smaller events. O’Brien is 13-3 and his losses have come to fighters like Cain Velasquez, Jon Jones, and Andrei Arlovski.
This fight will complete the four-man tournament which also includes Melvin Manhoef vs. Tatsuya Mizuno. The winner will be crowned the promotion’s light heavyweight champion.