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Gegard Mousasi gets a new opponent for UFC on Fuel TV 9. His new opponent won't get the best Mousasi.
"After surgery, it's been difficult to prepare physically for this fight," Mousasi told FOXSports.com. "I have changed a bit. I don't think I will be able to do what I did in the past."
Mousasi was originally slated to face Alexander Gustafsson, who was forced out of the event after he sustained a deep facial cut in training. Ilir Latifi, a training partner of Gustafsson's, has been tapped as a replacement for what will be a three-round light heavyweight bout atop the UFC on Fuel TV 9 card in Stockholm on Saturday.
Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET.
Mousasi was sidelined all of 2012 after he tore his ACL in training, an injury that required surgery and a lengthy rehab. He returned for the Strikeforce finale in January, where he submitted Mike Kyle with a rear-naked choke in the first round.
The impressive win, however, didn't give Mousasi the ...
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This Saturday the UFC returns to Sweden for the second time for another installment of The UFC on Fuel TV series. However, less than a week out from fight night the main event fell prey to the dreaded injury bug when Alexander Gustafsson did not receive clearance from the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation to compete due to a cut above his left eye. The UFC certainly isn’t happy...
Lost in the madness of Alexander Gustafsson’s abrupt exit from Saturday’s main event against Gegard Mousasi (pictured) with an eyebrow gash and Ilir Latifi’s last-second substitution status is the fact Mousasi dedicated several months of his life preparing and focusing solely on Gustafsson.
Mousasi boarded a plane Tuesday destined for Sweden, uncertain of who he would be fighting...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi” event will be tipping the scale today inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 10AM ET/7AM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Gegard Mousasi (pictured) battles last...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi” take place today inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 10AM ET/7AM PT.
Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results.
A light heavyweight scrap between Gegard Mousasi (pictured) and Ilir Latifi headlines Saturday’s...
UFC president Dana White announced today that Alexander Gustafsson teammate, Ilir Latifi will replace him this weekend at in a light heavyweight bout against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. Gustafsson suffered a cut during training that caused him to be pulled from the card. Officials have not given a timetable as [...]
Man, those April Fools’ Day jokes sure are hilarious … if you’re 8 years old. With fight fans panicking over the past couple of days whether Alexander Gustafsson and his nasty gash will be cleared to compete Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 9, 36-year-old Wanderlei Silva (pictured) took it upon himself to prank the MMA world on April 1.
“UFC news my guys fight Saturday [against...
As anticipated, the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation will not clear Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) to fight Gegard Mousasi Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 9 due to a cut the light heavyweight recently suffered during training.
“As it is clear that Alexander Gustafsson will not be fit to compete as planned and cannot be medically cleared on Friday the 5th of April, the SMMAF Medical...
Do you wanna see what Ilir Latifi looks like on an official UFC event poster? This will likely be your only chance.
With just one day remaining until showtime, UFC on FUEL TV 9‘s revised billboard has been released. Given the fact Latifi saved the show by stepping up to fight Gegard Mousasi on Tuesday, we’ll forgive the promotion for the ad’s late arrival.
Mousasi was supposed...
Despite Saturday's main event falling apart on short notice, UFC on Fuel TV 9 will go down as planned from Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Here's a closer look at the new headlining attraction and the remaining fights in store for the UFC's sophomore Swedish event:
Main Card (Fuel TV):â¨
Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2) vs. Ilir Latifi (7-2, 1NC)
In a last...
Sometimes this sport
makes you shake your head, more to the point, the actions of those involved
force you to shake your head. This is
the first weekly installment of what will be a tongue in cheek look at the
head shaking “Really?” moments. If you
make this article, don’t be angry, at me at least, you did it to yourself.
Ok, this report includes some of the April...