Just when you thought there was absolutely nothing to live for. Strikeforce (or should I call them that guys who just made my friggin day), just picked up the Babalu vs. Mousasi bout that was scheduled for Affliction this weekend. Life just got a little better with one small email from the Strikeforce guys.
Here’s a little bit of the press release to get your inner party started:
NEW YORK (July 27, 2009)–The highly-anticipated showdown between Renato “Babalu” Sobral (35-8) and Gegard Mousasi (25-2-1), which was suddenly cancelled by its original promoter last week, has been revitalized and will be contested with Sobral’s STRIKEFORCE World Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Championship on the line at San Jose, California’s HP Pavilion on Saturday, August 15.
The title bout will be featured during the SHOWTIME televised portion of the STRIKEFORCE: “Carano vs. Cyborg” mixed martial arts (MMA) mega-card.
“I am very happy that STRIKEFORCE has resurrected this fight and that I will have the opportunity to become STRIKEFORCE world champion,” said Mousasi, who is in the midst of a monstrous, 12 fight win streak. The 23-year-old was crowned the first Dream Middleweight Champion and Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion last year in Japan.
Untie that rope around your neck guys, things are starting to look a little brighter.