Former Strikeforce and DREAM champion Gegard Mousasi returned to action in Manila, Philippines yesterday (Saturday May 16th, 2015), facing the Cypriot Costa Philippou in a three round middleweight affair.’The Dreamcatcher’ was simply too good for Philippou, outlanding him consistently throughout.
It was clear from the start what Mousasi wanted to do; land long punches, take CP down and grind his face in to the mat. As it turned out, that’s just what happened. Mousasi probably won’t be fast tracked to a title shot with the win, but it does raise his stock a little.
We now know that he will dominate mid-tier fighters, but is really yet to prove himself against the elite in the UFC middleweight division. Potential fights for him next include a no-brainer against former opponent Ronaldo Jacare Souza, or maybe a bout with Yoe; Romero if he gets through Lyoto Machida?
The promotion’s trip to Manila was a resounding success, and much like the performance of ‘The Dreamcatcher’, it was seamless.
Check out the UFC Fight Night 66 Gegard Mousasi vs Costa Philippou highlights video above, and stay tuned to LowKickMMA!