UFC Confirms Gegard Mousasi to Battle Thales Leites at UFC FN 83
By FCF Staff
As expected, the UFC has officially confirmed that Gegard Mousasi will take on fellow middleweight contender Thales Leites in the new co-headliner for UFC Fight Night 83.
Originally Mousasi was scheduled to fight Michael Bisping at the February 27th event, but the latter was booked to fight Anderson Silva instead. As a result, the UFC has called on Leites to fight Mousasi.
Leites (25-5) is coming off a split decision loss to Bisping this past July, which snapped his eight fight winning streak.
Mousasi (37-6-2) is looking to get back on track after he was stopped by Uriah Hall in September. The veteran is 3-2 in his last 5 contests.
UFC FN 83 will be hosted by the O2 Arena in London, England.