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Our friends at Intravid.com give us their main card fight picks for this Saturday’s event in Sweden.
Gegard Mousasi vs Ilir Latifi
Winner: Mousasi- Mousasi has much more experience in the big fights and bright lights than Latifi, which could play a big role in the fight. Latifi does possess some excellent wrestling which is they type of opponent Mousasi has struggled with in his career. Still Gegard has been preparing for this night for months now and Ilir is taking it on four days notice. Would be a great story if Latifi could pull off the upset in front of his home town but Mousasi should be to much for him.
Ryan Couture vs Ross Pearson
Winner: Pearson- Couture is a good grappler and in order to have a chance in this fight he must get the fight to the ground. That being said Pearson has strong takedown defense and on the feet should be able to beat up Couture with his superior boxing.
Matt Mitrione vs Phil De Fries
Winner: Mitrione- Matt Mitrione is a very athletic heavyweigh...
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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...
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,...
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...
Those are two bad dudes. Wonder when Spong will make it into the UFC? Word from the Blackzilian camp is he is picking up the ground game very quickly.
Fightlife of Ilir Latifi
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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 [...]
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...
Never good to suffer a cut like this a week in a half before your fight. Was really looking forward to watching Gustafsson step in the octagon again.
This Guy Will Be Fighting Gegard Mousasi
Wanderlei Silva Response To April Fools Joke
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...