Denis Kang is set to return to the ring at DREAM 2 during the first round of promotion’s middleweight Grand Prix on April 29, according to Mike Russell of The Fight Network.
Russell is reporting that Kang’s opponent will be Armenian striking specialist Gegard Mousasi.
Kang has not fought since suffering an upset loss to Yoshihiro Akiyama last October during a K-1 HERO’s card in South Korea.
Mousasi has a lifetime MMA record of 20-2-1, according to Sherdog.com. He has won his last seven consecutive fights with notable victories over Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Hector Lombard.
DREAM 2 is set to take place in Saitama, Japan at the Saitama Super Arena and will feature a rematch between Gesias “JZ Calvan” Calvancante and Shinya Aoki stemming from their no contest during the first round of the lightweight Grand Prix. Additional middleweight Grand Prix matchups include Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Andrews Nakahara and Masakatsu Funaki vs. Kiyoshi Tamura.