Gegard Mousasi (born 1 August 1985), is a Dutch mixed martial artist and former kickboxer currently competing in Bellator MMA where he is the former Bellator Middleweight World Champion.[7] He is also the former DREAM Light Heavyweight Champion, former DREAM Middleweight Champion, former Cage Warriors World Middleweight Champion and the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, thus making Mousasi a five-time World Champion. At the moment of his departure from the UFC in July 2017, he was #4 in the official UFC middleweight rankings,[7] and he is currently ranked the #5 Middleweight MMA fighter in the world by Fight Matrix.[8]

Gegard Mousasi
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Gegard Mousasi in 2009, at the weigh-in before the Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg event.
Born (1985-08-01) August 1, 1985 (age 34)
Tehran, Iran
Other namesThe Dreamcatcher
The Armenian Assassin[1][2]
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[3]
Weight84 kg (185 lb; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight/Openweight (2009)
Light Heavyweight (2009–2013)
Middleweight (2003–2008, 2014–present)
Reach76 in (193 cm)[3]
StyleKickboxing, Boxing, Judo
Fighting out ofLeiden, Netherlands
TeamSportschool Jurojin
Red Devil International[4]
Kops Gym[5]
Teacher(s)Chris Dolman
Joop Kruis
TrainerBert Kops Jr.
RankBlack belt in Judo[6]
Years active2003–present
Kickboxing record
By knockout3
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout26
By submission12
By decision8
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision3
Amateur boxing record
By knockout9
Other information
Notable relativesGewik Mousasi (brother)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Mousasi was born in Tehran, Iran to ethnic-Armenian parents during the Iran–Iraq War.[9] His family name was changed in Iran long before his birth from Mofsesian to Mousasi.[10] At the age of four,[11] Mousasi and his family relocated to Leiden, Netherlands where he finished grade school before developing an interest in martial arts.[12] Mousasi began training in judo[13] at the age of eight[9] and later boxing at age 15; a year later he became the amateur boxing champion of the Netherlands with a 12–1 record, earning nine knockouts. Mousasi then transitioned into kickboxing and then eventually to mixed martial arts.[12]

Mixed martial arts career

Pride FC Welterweight Grand Prix

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.

Dream Middleweight Grand Prix

In the first round of the Dream's 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix at Dream 2, Gegard defeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Denis Kang by triangle choke. Kang had defeated Gono in the semifinals of the Pride Welterweight Grand Prix. In the second round of the tournament, at Dream 4, Mousasi won a decision victory over Dong Sik Yoon and advanced to the final round, which took place at Dream 6.[14] There he fought and submitted K-1 veteran Melvin Manhoef in the semifinals before meeting up with submission specialist Ronaldo Souza in the final. Mousasi defeated Souza by an upkick after being taken down by the Brazilian, thus becoming the first Dream Middleweight Champion and 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix tournament winner. Souza went on to win the Dream Middleweight Championship and later the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship.

ADCC Championships

On November 21, 2008, ADCC Europe president Marko Leistén confirmed the signing of Mousasi as one of 2009's ADCC Championships.[15] It was rumored he would fight in the -88 kg category. For unknown reasons, Mousasi never participated in the ADCC 2009 Championships.

M-1 Global

Gegard Mousasi next made an appearance at M-1 Global's Breakthrough event at August 28, 2009, where he sparred with former Pride Heavyweight and current WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, a friend and teammate, in an exhibition match. The two friends fought a competitive and friendly spirited exhibition with several Judo throws from both Emelianenko and Mousasi. Mousasi was defeated with a straight armbar.[16]

In February 2010, Mousasi left M-1 Global Management. Mousasi was quoted as saying "After careful consideration, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with M-1 Global," Mousasi wrote in the e-mail. "During the time I spent under their wing, M-1 Global, as a promoter and management company, allowed me to achieve many great things. I appreciate all they have done for me. My management is being taken care of by someone close to me."[17]

Dream Super Hulk Grand Prix

In interviews from early 2009, Mousasi stated the weight he put on after winning Dream's middleweight tournament was too much for him to cut back down to middleweight and that his next fights would be at light heavyweight and eventually heavyweight instead.[18][19]

Then he signed for a place at Dream's openweight Grand Prix, the Super Hulk Grand Prix, being schedule to face Mark Hunt in the opening round. Mousasi submitted Hunt in the first round of the Super Hulk Grand Prix at Dream 9. Mousasi was then expected to face Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Dream 11, but he had to step down due to injury.


Mousasi was set to fight Renato "Babalu" Sobral at Affliction: Trilogy on August 1, 2009, but the event was cancelled after losing its main event 10 days prior to the event.[20] It was originally planned for him to face Vitor Belfort at that event, but there was a disagreement between both fighters over which weight class the fight would be fought at.[21]

Strikeforce and Dream

On Monday July 27, 2009 it was announced that the cancelled bout between Sobral and Mousasi would take place on the August 15 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg card and the fight became a contest for the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship. Mousasi defeated Sobral via KO in the first minute of the first round to become the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion.

Mousasi would go on to win his second Strikeforce bout by TKO (punches), three minutes and forty-three seconds into the 2nd round against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, who Mousasi was previously supposed to fight at Dream 11, on November 7, 2009 at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.[22] Mousasi was originally slated to defend his Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship, but eventually competed in a non-title bout.[23]

Mousasi quickly defeated journeyman Gary Goodridge under MMA rules at Dynamite!! 2009.[24]

On April 17, 2010, Mousasi lost the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship belt in his first defense to Muhammed "Mo" Lawal by way of unanimous judge's decision. Lawal landed 11 of 14 takedowns,[25] however Mousasi had outlanded Lawal in Total Punches 171 to 125. Mousasi was also given a point deduction following an illegal up-kick.[26] Lawal would later test positive for anabolic steroids following a fight with Lorenz Larkin.[27]

Dream Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

The 1st round took place at Dream 15, where Mousasi faced Jake O'Brien, who came in overweight to their bout. Dream officials made it a catchweight fight, but allowed the fight to be part of the tournament. Mousasi won the fight early in the first round by submission via standing guillotine choke. In the final, Mousasi faced Tatsuya Mizuno. Mousasi dominated the whole fight and finished the Japanese fighter in the first round via rear-naked choke.

Last of Strikeforce

Mousasi was expected to face Mike Kyle on April 9, 2011 at Strikeforce 33. However, Kyle was forced off the card with an injury and was replaced by Keith Jardine.[28] The fight resulted in a majority draw (29–27 Mousasi, 28–28, and 28–28), due to an illegal upkick in the first round which resulted in a point deduction for Mousasi. Otherwise the bout would've been a unanimous decision victory for Mousasi. According to Fightmetric statistics, Mousasi outstruck Jardine 146 to 21. After the fight in an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMA, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated “I’ve got a lot of respect for Keith Jardine, but I think Gegard won the fight.”[29] In the same interview, Coker also stated that a rematch between Mousasi and Jardine was definitely a possibility for the future. MMA named this fight their Runner-Up for "Robbery of the Half-Year."[30]

Mousasi returned to Strikeforce to face Ovince Saint Preux on December 17, 2011 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal.[31] He won the fight via unanimous decision, showing improved takedown defense and wrestling.

Mousasi was expected to face Mike Kyle at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, but Kyle once again withdrew due to injury.[32]

Mousasi was later recovering from knee surgery following a torn ACL and was expected to fully recover by November, 2012.[33] He also signed a new contract for six more fights with the organization, making a total of seven. However, with Strikeforce having shut down,[34] this contract was likely now null and void.

Mousasi faced Mike Kyle at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on January 12, 2013.[35] After avoiding most of Kyle's strikes in the early going, Mousasi took the fight to the ground and went on to finish the fight via rear-naked choke submission late in the first round. This was the fourth time a fight between Mousasi and Kyle was scheduled and the first time it wasn't canceled.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On January 15, 2013, the UFC announced[36] Mousasi would be joining 19 other Strikeforce fighters in a move to the UFC after his win over Mike Kyle at the promotion's last event, Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine.

Mousasi was expected to make his promotional debut against Alexander Gustafsson on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9.[37] However, on March 30, Gustafsson suffered a cut in training and, on April 2, was deemed unclear to participate by the Swedish MMA Federation.[38] Gustafsson was replaced by Ilir Latifi, a UFC newcomer and training partner of Gustafsson.[39] Mousasi won by unanimous decision, 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.[40]

Drop to middleweight

For his second fight with the promotion, Mousasi moved down to Middleweight to face former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida on February 15, 2014 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 36.[41] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Despite the loss on his record, the bout won Mousasi his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[42]

Mousasi faced Mark Muñoz on May 31, 2014 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 41.[43] He won the fight via submission in the first round and became the first fighter to submit Muñoz. The win also earned Mousasi his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[44]

Mousasi was expected to rematch Ronaldo Souza on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176.[45] However, after UFC 176, was cancelled, Mousasi/Souza was rescheduled and took place on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[46] Souza defeated Mousasi via submission in the third round.[47]

Mousasi faced Dan Henderson on January 24, 2015 in the co-main event at UFC on Fox 14.[48] He won the fight via TKO in the first round. The win also earned Mousasi his second Performance of the Night bonus award.[49]

Mousasi faced Costas Philippou on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66.[50] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Mousasi was expected to face Roan Carneiro on September 27, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 75.[51] However, Carneiro pulled out due to injury and was subsequently replaced by Uriah Hall.[52] 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.[53]

Mousasi was briefly linked to a fight with Michael Bisping on February 27, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84.[54] However, on December 24, 2015, Bisping was pulled from the bout in favor of a matchup with Anderson Silva at the same event.[55] Mousasi instead faced Thales Leites.[56] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[57]

Mousasi was expected to face Derek Brunson on July 9, 2016 at UFC 200. It was later revealed that Brunson was forced to pull out of the fight, and that Thiago Santos would replace him to fight Mousasi.[58] He won the fight via TKO in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[59][60]

A long-discussed fight with Vitor Belfort took place on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204.[61] Mousasi won the fight via TKO in the second round.[62]

Mousasi next faced Uriah Hall in a rematch on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99.[63] After mauling Uriah Hall he won the fight via TKO in the first round.[64]

Mousasi faced Chris Weidman at UFC 210 on April 8, 2017.[65] In the second round, Mousasi hit Weidman with two knees to the head, the latter of which had referee Dan Miragliotta interrupt the fight because he mistakenly thought it was illegal. However, upon consultation with another referee "Big" John McCarthy, both knees appeared to be legal under the new unified rules introduced since 2017. Ultimately, the bout was ended and deemed a TKO win for Mousasi.[66] Mousasi accused Weidman of trying to win the fight by disqualification.[67] Weidman admitted he was expecting to win the fight by disqualification. He was only willing to continue when told the knee was legal after almost two minutes of the allotted five to recover by Miragliotta under the assumption the knee was illegal.[68] Audio from Weidman's corner revealed Matt Serra saying Weidman told physicians he thought it was February. Being unable to tell medical staff the correct date possibly influenced their decision not to let him continue.[69] The NYSAC released a statement that instant replay had been used legally to determine if the knee was legal, disproving the claim of UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner who had told Joe Rogan otherwise on the live pay-per-view.[70]

Bellator MMA

On 10 July 2017, Mousasi announced that he had signed with Bellator MMA for a six-fights deal and should compete for the middleweight title later in 2017. He also announced that his goal would be also to obtain the light heavyweight belt as well, after becoming the Bellator middleweight champion first.[7]

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 20 October 2017.[71] 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.[72] 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.[73] Seven out of eleven MMA media outlets scored the fight as a decision win for Shlemenko.[74]

Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion

Mousasi faced Rafael Carvalho on 25 May 2018 at Bellator 200 in London, England for the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.[75] After scoring a takedown early, Mousasi used ground and pound to win the fight via TKO in the first round.[76] Mousasi became the first fighter to win a world title in both Strikeforce and Bellator MMA.[77]

Mousasi made his first title defense against current Bellator Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald on 29 September 2018 at Bellator 206.[78] Mousasi stuffed MacDonald's takedown attempt and delivered ground and pound, eventually winning the fight via technical knockout in round two.[79]

Mousasi was expected to make his second title defense against Rafael Lovato Jr. in the co-headliner of Bellator 214 on 26 January 2019.[80] However, on 20 December 2018, it was reported that Mousasi pulled from the fight, citing a back injury.[81] The fight eventually took place at Bellator 223 on 22 June 2019.[82] Mousasi lost the bout and his title by majority decision.[83]

Return to contender status

Mousasi rematched prior UFC opponent Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228 on 28 September 2019.[84] He was victorious by way of split decision.[85]


K-1 Dynamite!! 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.

K-1 Dynamite!! 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.

2012 Summer Olympics

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.[86] 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.

Following an injury and the signing of a new contract with Strikeforce, he gave up interest in competing in the Olympics.[87]

Personal life

Mousasi has relatives in both Iran and Armenia. He is an Armenian Apostolic Christian.[88]

His older brother Gewik was a mixed martial artist before him, and Gegard decided to follow in his footsteps.[88] Gewik is currently a prolific MMA trainer in Holland.[89] He also currently handles the finances for Gegard's career payments.[90]

Mousasi is the godfather of Satoshi Ishii's son Mousasi Ishi, who is named after him.[91]

Mousasi's moniker, "Dream Catcher", was given by a friend which he was not fond of as he considered his style of fighting could not be named.[92]

Championships and accomplishments


  • Nederlandse Boks Bond
    • Netherlands Amateur Boxing National Championship (2001)

Mixed martial arts

  • World MMA Awards
    • 2009 European Fighter of the Year
    • 2016 Dutch Fighter of the Year.[98]
    • 2017 Dutch Fighter of the Year.[99]

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
55 matches 46 wins 7 losses
By knockout 26 1
By submission 12 3
By decision 8 3
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 46–7–2 Lyoto Machida Decision (split) Bellator 228 September 28, 2019 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Loss 45–7–2 Rafael Lovato Jr. Decision (majority) Bellator 223 June 22, 2019 5 5:00 London, England Lost the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.
Win 45–6–2 Rory MacDonald TKO (punches and elbows) Bellator 206 September 29, 2018 2 3:23 San Jose, California, United States Defended the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.
Win 44–6–2 Rafael Carvalho TKO (punches) Bellator 200 May 25, 2018 1 3:35 London, England Won the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.
Win 43–6–2 Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) Bellator 185 October 20, 2017 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 42–6–2 Chris Weidman TKO (knees) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 2 3:13 Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 41–6–2 Uriah Hall TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 1 4:37 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 40–6–2 Vitor Belfort TKO (head kick and punches) UFC 204 October 8, 2016 2 2:43 Manchester, England
Win 39–6–2 Thiago Santos KO (punches) UFC 200 July 9, 2016 1 4:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 38–6–2 Thales Leites Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping February 27, 2016 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 37–6–2 Uriah Hall TKO (flying knee and punches) UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson September 27, 2015 2 0:25 Saitama, Japan
Win 37–5–2 Costas Philippou Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber May 16, 2015 3 5:00 Pasay, Philippines
Win 36–5–2 Dan Henderson TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson January 24, 2015 1 1:10 Stockholm, Sweden Performance of the Night.
Loss 35–5–2 Ronaldo Souza Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi September 5, 2014 3 4:30 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 35–4–2 Mark Muñoz Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi May 31, 2014 1 3:57 Berlin, Germany Performance of the Night.
Loss 34–4–2 Lyoto Machida Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 5 5:00 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil Return to Middleweight. Fight of the Night.
Win 34–3–2 Ilir Latifi Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi April 6, 2013 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 33–3–2 Mike Kyle Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine January 12, 2013 1 4:09 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 32–3–2 Ovince Saint Preux Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal December 17, 2011 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Win 31–3–2 Hiroshi Izumi TKO (punches) Dream: Japan GP Final July 16, 2011 1 3:29 Tokyo, Japan Defended the DREAM Light Heavyweight Championship.
Draw 30–3–2 Keith Jardine Draw (majority) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley April 9, 2011 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States Mousasi was deducted one point due to an illegal upkick.
Win 30–3–1 Tatsuya Mizuno Submission (rear-naked choke) Dream 16 September 25, 2010 1 6:10 Nagoya, Japan DREAM 2010 Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Final. Won the Dream Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 29–3–1 Jake O'Brien Submission (standing guillotine choke) Dream 15 July 10, 2010 1 0:31 Saitama, Japan DREAM 2010 Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal; O'Brien missed weight (212 lbs).
Loss 28–3–1 Muhammed Lawal Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Nashville April 17, 2010 5 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Lost the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship. Mousasi was deducted one point due to an illegal upkick.
Win 28–2–1 Gary Goodridge TKO (punches) Dynamite!! 2009 December 31, 2009 1 1:34 Saitama, Japan Heavyweight bout.
Win 27–2–1 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers November 7, 2009 2 3:43 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win 26–2–1 Renato Sobral KO (punches) Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg August 15, 2009 1 1:00 San Jose, California, United States Won the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 25–2–1 Mark Hunt Submission (straight armbar) Dream 9 May 26, 2009 1 1:19 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Super Hulk Grand Prix Quarterfinal. Openweight bout.
Win 24–2–1 Ronaldo Souza KO (upkick) Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round September 23, 2008 1 2:15 Saitama, Japan DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Final. Won inaugural DREAM Middleweight Championship.
Win 23–2–1 Melvin Manhoef Submission (triangle choke) Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round September 23, 2008 1 1:28 Saitama, Japan DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Win 22–2–1 Dong Sik Yoon Decision (unanimous) Dream 4: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round June 15, 2008 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 21–2–1 Denis Kang Submission (triangle choke) Dream 2: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round April 29, 2008 1 3:10 Saitama, Japan DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Win 20–2–1 Steve Mensing TKO (punches) M-1: Slamm March 2, 2008 1 2:44 Landsmeer, Netherlands
Win 19–2–1 Evangelista Santos TKO (punches) Hardcore Championship Fighting: Destiny February 1, 2008 1 3:42 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Catchweight (194 lbs) bout.
Win 18–2–1 Damir Mirenic TKO (punches) Hardcore Championship Fighting: Title Wave October 19, 2007 1 4:46 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 17–2–1 Kyacey Uscola TKO (punches) Bodog FIGHT August 25, 2007 1 4:56 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 16–2–1 Alexander Kokoev Decision (unanimous) M-1 MFC: Battle on the Neva July 21, 2007 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 15–2–1 Gregory Bouchelaghem TKO (submission to punches) CWFC: Enter The Rough House December 9, 2006 1 2:20 Nottingham, England Won the Cage Warriors Middleweight Championship.
Win 14–2–1 Hector Lombard Decision (unanimous) Pride - Bushido 13 November 5, 2006 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Alternate bout.
Loss 13–2–1 Akihiro Gono Submission (armbar) Pride - Bushido 12 August 26, 2006 2 4:24 Nagoya, Japan PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 13–1–1 Makoto Takimoto TKO (broken eye socket) Pride - Bushido 11 June 4, 2006 1 5:34 Saitama, Japan PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Win 12–1–1 Hidetada Irie TKO (corner stoppage) Deep: 24 Impact April 11, 2006 2 1:29 Tokyo, Japan Openweight bout.[4]
Win 11–1–1 Sanjin Kadunc TKO (punches) Future Battle March 5, 2006 1 0:35 Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Win 10–1–1 Andre Fyeet TKO (punches) 2H2H: Mixed Fight December 17, 2005 1 0:40 Landsmeer, Netherlands
Win 9–1–1 Tsuyoshi Kurihara KO (knee) Deep: 22 Impact December 2, 2005 1 0:10 Tokyo, Japan Light Heavyweight bout.[4]
Win 8–1–1 Stefan Klever TKO (punches) Europe: Rotterdam Rumble October 9, 2005 1 3:39 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 7–1–1 Chico Martinez Submission (rear-naked choke) Jaap Edenhal: Holland vs. Russia April 24, 2005 1 4:39 Landsmeer, Netherlands
Win 6–1–1 John Donnelly Submission (armbar) Rings: Bushido Ireland March 12, 2005 1 1:02 Dublin, Ireland
Loss 5–1–1 Petras Markevicius Submission (armbar) Fight Festival 13 February 28, 2005 2 1:49 Helsinki, Finland
Win 5–0–1 Erik Oganov Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 MFC: International Fight Night February 5, 2005 1 2:16 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 4–0–1 Rody Trost TKO (punches) International Mix-Fight Association: Mix Fight December 19, 2004 1 3:18 Landsmeer, Netherlands
Win 3–0–1 Niko Puhakka Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Festival 11 September 11, 2004 2 2:17 Helsinki, Finland
Draw 2–0–1 Gilson Ferreira Draw Fight Gala November 15, 2003 2 5:00 Zaandam, Netherlands
Win 2–0 Xander Nel TKO (punches) International Mix-Fight Association: Mixfight October 12, 2003 1 1:05 Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Win 1–0 Daniel Spek TKO (punches) 2H2H: 1st Open Team April 27, 2003 1 3:40 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Kickboxing record

Gegard Mousasi kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also


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New championship 1st Dream Middleweight Champion
September 23, 2008 – May 26, 2009
Mousasi move to light heavyweight
New championship 1st Dream Light Heavyweight Champion
September 25, 2010 – Present
Preceded by
Renato Sobral
3rd Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion
August 15, 2009 – April 17, 2010
Succeeded by
Muhammed Lawal
Preceded by
Rafael Carvalho
5th Bellator Middleweight Champion
May 25, 2018 – Present