Gegard Mousasi to Delay Boxing Debut, Set to Face Gary Goodridge at Dynamite!!

Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will postpone a scheduled professional boxing debut on Jan. 8 for a mixed martial arts fight against Gary Goodridge at Dynamite!! 2009 on New Year's Eve in Saitama, Japan.

Mousasi, who won an amateur boxing title in the Netherlands at 16, had planned to box as a heavyweight on the Glendale Glory 2 boxing card in Glendale, Calif.

The addition of Mousasi vs. Goodridge finalizes the Dynamite!! 2009 card along with a change to one of the Sengoku vs. DREAM bouts. Jong Man Kim will step in for the injured Marlon Sandro and represent Sengoku against DREAM's Hideo Tokoro.

The final lineup for Dynamite!! 2009 is below.

Masato vs. Andy Souwer (K-1)
Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida (MMA)
Gegard Mousasi vs. Gary Goodridge (MMA)
Melvin Manhoef vs. Kazuo Misaki (MMA)
Shinya Aoki vs. Mizuto Hirota (MMA)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazunori Yokota (MMA)
Masanori Kanehara vs. Norofumi "Kid" Yamamoto (MMA)
Jong Man Kim vs. Hideo Tokoro (MMA)
Akihiro Gono vs. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (MMA)
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (MMA)
Hiroshi Izumi vs. Katsuyori Shibata (MMA)
Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (MMA/"Super Hulk Tournament" final)
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Alistair Overeem (MMA)
Yosuke Nishijima vs. Ray Sefo (K-1)
Hiroya/Noiri winner vs. Ishida/Shimada winner (K-1 KOSHIEN final)
Hiroya vs. Masaaki Noiri (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal)
Katsuki Ishida vs. Shota Shimada (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal)
Tsukasa Fuji vs. Ryuya Kusakabe (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal reserve)

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