Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi has signed a four-fight minimum, two-year contract renewal, the promotion’s CEO Scott Coker confirmed on Friday.
The 24-year-old Armenian-Dutch fighter expressed his intention to re-sign with Strikeforce on Sirius satellite radio’s “The Fight Show” on Thursday. Mousasi, who left M-1 Global’s management last February, has declined to identify his new representation at this time.
Mousasi defends his title against undefeated Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Strikeforce “Nashville” at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The bout, and two others, will air live on CBS starting at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Mousasi won the Strikeforce light heavyweight title last August with a speedy one-minute technical knockout against Renato Sobral. Mousasi earned a second-round TKO over Cameroon judoka Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in a non-title bout last November, which was also broadcasted live on CBS. He is undefeated in 15 fights.