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The UFC returned to Sweden on Saturday for another spectacular afternoon of fights that saw no shortage of impressive finishes, upset wins and come-from-behind victorie to send the crowd home satisfied. Mousasi picked up a unanimous decision win over Ilir Latifi while Pearson scored a TKO win over debuting Ryan Couture in the co-main event of the evening.
Watch the highlights below:
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi
Ross Pearson vs. Ryan Couture
Matt Mitrione vs. Phil De Fries
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Gegard Mousasi (pictured) was pegged as a whopping 14-to-1 odds-on favorite against Ilir Latifi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. For obvious reasons, most fans expected Mousasi to quickly dispose of the last-second substitute. However, Mousasi had many baffled when he wasn’t able to muster up more than his lightning-fast left jab on Latifi for a unanimous decision victory. Nonetheless, UFC...
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...
The good news for Ross Pearson, the left foot he injured minutes before taking center stage at UFC on FUEL TV 9 isn’t broken after all. The bad news for “The Real Deal,” his foot looks like it belongs on Professor Klump’s leg.
After rallying to post a vicious TKO victory over Ryan Couture on Saturday, Pearson revealed he hurt his foot in the locker room during warmups. The...
Imagine what kind of night it would’ve been if lightweight Ross Pearson decided that he couldn’t go on to fight Ryan Couture after breaking his foot warming up. First Gustaffson, now this? But the British banger carried on with his bum foot in impressive fashion, stopping Ryan Couture for the first time in the fighter’s life. Pearson admitted he broke the foot immediately after...
UFC on FUEL TV 9 will go down as the card featuring the walking wounded. Not only did Gegard Mousasi enter Saturday’s fight against Ilir Latifi with a knee so busted up he’ll require surgery within the coming days, but Ross Pearson may have posted a TKO victory over Ryan Couture with a broken foot – one he suffered just minutes before taking center stage.
“I think I broke...
Ross Pearson was victorious over Ryan Couture this Saturday via second round TKO. In his post fight interview Pearson said that he had broken his foot as he kicked coach, Eric Del Fierro’s elbow while, warming up. Ross did not tell anyone about the injury but instead went out and fought very well. Dana white was complimentary of The Real Deal for his toughness and Pearson...
Ryan Couture made UFC history Saturday when he followed in his dad’s footsteps by fighting inside the Octagon, becoming the only father-son duo to compete for the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. However, unlike with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, Ryan lost his big league debut.
Ross Pearson (pictured) is the man who rained on the Coutures’ parade.
Congratulations to Cameron Walsh who won our UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs Latifi Pick 'Em Contest. Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Melendez on Apr 20th. Thanks for playing!
Gegard Mousasi - 95%
Ross Pearson - 71%
Matt Mitrione - 93%
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...