Strikeforce light heavyweight champion
The bout was initially announced by M-1 Global on its website on Monday. MMAWeekly.com subsequently confirmed the bout with Sobral's manager, Richard Wilner, who said, "It will be a light heavyweight bout, not a catchweight."
Mousasi had originally planned to fight
Sobral has been on a roll as of late, winning five straight bouts, including the capture of the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship from
Sobral had been in plans to face
Considered one of the top middleweight fighters in the world, Mousasi recently vacated the Dream middleweight championship and made the move out of the weight class to fight in Dream's openweight "Super Hulk" tournament, defeating
The bout is expected to be officially released later this week at press conferences in New York and Los Angeles confirming the Aug. 1 event. No. 1 ranked heavyweight