Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral, Gegard Mousasi and Sokoudjou Set to Compete on DREAM’s Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

by Anton Tabuena

News comes from mmajunkie that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral (35-8) has officially signed on to compete on DREAM’s Light Heavyweight Grand Prix that starts this May:

The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and UFC contender has signed a multi-fight contract with DREAM and will participate in the promotion’s upcoming light heavyweight tournament, which is set to begin May 30 at DREAM.15.

Current Strikeforce light heavyweight titleholder Gegard Mousasi is a lock for the DREAM tournament, according to officials.

MMA Fighting confirms Mousasi’s participation, and says that Sokoudjou will also be part of the GP:

Mousasi confirmed his own participation in an interview with on Wednesday, and Dream officials confirmed that Sokoudjou and Babalu will be part of the tournament as well… it is expected to be an eight-man tournament that will conclude some time in the summer or fall.

That makes two participants that Mousasi has already beaten, and with the shortage of top-flight light heavyweights that could enter, it is safe to assume that Gegard would be an early favorite to win the tourney — but that’s if he’s able to handle his business against King Mo this April.

Aside from the light heavyweight tourney, DREAM.15 will also host the return of DREAM Welterweight Champion, Marius Zaromskis (13-4). No opponent has been announced yet, but we will fill you in as more details become available.


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