Posted on September 23, 2008 at 4:14PM by Josh Stein
Well, nobody is wondering anymore, and after Mousasi finished both of his opponents in the Dream middleweight grand prix last night, he has undoubtedly become a top five fighter, if not lumped in the top three with Anderson Silva and Paulo Filho.
What is most impressive about Mousasi, though, is not just that he has beaten six opponents this year, five in the first round, but that he’s finished some of the Asian circuit’s best fighters.
Obviously, the win that got him the most attention was the stunning, three minute triangle choke finish of Canadian Denis Kang, a part of the Pride middleweight foursome that included Henderson, Misaki and Filho, that seemed so elite. That win, however, was hardly the first major step for Mousasi, who beat reputable veteran Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos in February.