Gegard Mousasi

About Gegard Mousasi

Who is it?: Mixed Martial Artist
Birth Day: August 01, 1985
Birth Place: Tehran, Iran, Dutch
Birth Sign: Virgo
Other names: The Dreamcatcher The Armenian Assassin
Ethnicity: Armenian
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 84 kg (185 lb; 13 st 3 lb)
Division: Heavyweight/Openweight (2009) Light Heavyweight (2009–2013) Middleweight (2003–2008, 2014–present)
Reach: 76.0 in (193 cm)
Style: Kickboxing, Boxing, Judo
Fighting out of: Leiden, Netherlands
Team: Sportschool Jurojin Red Devil International
Teacher(s): Chris Dolman Joop Kruis
Rank: Black belt in Judo
Years active: 2003–present
Total: 13
Wins: 12
By knockout: 9
By submission: 3
By decision: 2
Losses: 1
Draws: 2
Notable relatives: Gewik Mousasi (brother)

Gegard Mousasi Net Worth

Gegard Mousasi was bornon August 01, 1985 in Tehran, Iran, Dutch, is Mixed Martial Artist. Gegard Mousasi is a Dutch mixed martial artist who remained a four-time World Champion in the sport. These included winning the DREAM Middleweight Championship, DREAM Light Heavyweight Championship, Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship and Cage Warriors World Middleweight Championship. Developing an early interest in martial arts, this ace fighter started training in judo first and later earned a Black belt in the combat sport. With time he transitioned into boxing, kickboxing and finally Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). His early accomplishment is manifested from his Amateur Boxing record that chronicles 12 wins out of 13. He earned the Netherlands Amateur Boxing National Championship in 2001. His stint as a kickboxer also records an enviable win in all the eight matches he played. MMA record of this young and energetic fighter is also quite impressive with 42 wins so far out of 50. Presently competing in American MMA promotion company Bellator MMA he had a stint with world’s largest MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), an American MMA organisation, and at the time of leaving the promotion in mid-2017, he was ranked #4 in its official middleweight rankings. Sherdog, an American website dedicated to MMA rank him as world’s #3 middleweight.
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💰 Net worth: $700,000

Biography/Timeline

2006

In 2006 Mousasi signed with Pride FC to take part in Pride's Welterweight Grand Prix. In the opening round Mousasi faced Makoto Takimoto, at Pride Bushido 11, beating the Japanese fighter by TKO as the result of a broken eye socket in the first round. In the quarterfinals Mousasi went on to face Akihiro Gono, but was submitted in the second round by an armbar. After losing to Gono, Mousasi fought Hector Lombard in the Grand Prix Alternate bout and took a unanimous decision victory over the Cuban-born fighter.

2008

In somewhat of a surprise to the MMA world, Mousasi agreed to take on Japanese K-1 fighter Musashi in a K-1 rules fight at Dynamite!! 2008. Being an open weight fight Mousasi weighed in at 97.8 kg/216 lb, all but confirming his Desire to move up in weight classes. Mousasi stated after winning the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix he would no longer fight at middleweight due to the large weight cut. Mousasi was the rank outsider to win the match against the more experienced Musashi, but came out fast and scored a first-round KO. Mousasi went undefeated in 2008, going 6–0 in MMA and 1–0 in K-1.

2009

Mousasi quickly defeated journeyman Gary Goodridge under MMA rules at Dynamite!! 2009.

2010

After a lot of speculation about Mousasi's opponent for 2010 New Year's Eve, Mousasi was set to face Kyotaro, the K-1 Heavyweight Champion, in a K-1 rules bout. He brought the fight to Kyotaro and in the second round Mousasi knocked the Japanese fighter down, almost finishing him. Mousasi then won a unanimous decision victory from the judges.

2011

It was revealed on January 31, 2011 that Mousasi was considering trying out for the 2012 Summer Olympics at the category of boxing. Mousasi would try to qualify himself through Netherlands qualifiers. His management said that it would make him a better fighter. Mousasi is already known in amateur boxing, being a former Netherlands amateur boxing champion.

2012

Mousasi was later recovering from knee surgery following a torn ACL and was expected to fully recover by November, 2012. He also signed a new contract for six more fights with the organization, making a total of seven. However, with Strikeforce having shut down, this contract was likely now null and void.

2013

Mousasi was expected to make his promotional debut against Alexander Gustafsson on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. However, on March 30, Gustafsson suffered a cut in training and, on April 2, was deemed unclear to participate by the Swedish MMA Federation. Gustafsson was replaced by Ilir Latifi, a UFC newcomer and training partner of Gustafsson. Mousasi won by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), avoiding his opponent's takedown attempts and dominating the fight on the feet. He fought with an injured knee and underwent surgery after the fight. UFC President Dana White praised Mousasi for going through with the fight injured and in his opponents home, as well as accepting a late change of opponents.

2014

Mousasi was expected to rematch Ronaldo Souza on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176. However, after UFC 176, was cancelled, Mousasi/Souza was rescheduled and took place on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Souza defeated Mousasi via submission in the third round.

2015

Mousasi was expected to face Roan Carneiro on September 27, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 75. However, Carneiro pulled out due to injury and was subsequently replaced by Uriah Hall. After dominating the opening round, Mousasi was finished early in the second after absorbing a jumping spinning back kick, flying knee and follow-up punches.

2016

Mousasi next faced Uriah Hall in a rematch on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99. After mauling Uriah Hall he won the fight via TKO in the first round.

2017

During the Bellator 181 main card, it was announced by the promotion that Mousasi would make his debut against Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 185 on October 20, 2017. In the opening minute a punch from Shlemenko broke Mousasi's right orbital, causing Mousasi to fight with one eye for almost the entire bout. The rest of the first round mainly consisted of Mousasi scoring multiple takedowns, landing many strikes, and attempting several neck cranks and rear naked chokes. A Doctor inspected Mousasi's eye before the second round and deemed him fit to continue. In the second round, both fighters landed strikes in short exchanges for the first three minutes until Mousasi landed two takedowns and spent most of the last two minutes making submission attempts and landing strikes, which caused Shlemenko's face to bleed. When the round ended, Mousasi was still in a back mount dominant position over Shlemenko. In the third and final round, Schlemenko landed the better of strikes standing up and Mousasi's only takedown attempt was unsuccessful. Mousasi won the fight via unanimous decision with the scorecard of 29-28, 29-28 and 29-28. Seven out of eleven MMA media outlets scored the fight as a decision win for Shlemenko.