With Bellator still on summer vacation the UFC filled the month of April with four fight cards featuring nine fighters that appeared on last months MMA Valor Fighter Rankings. Two of those nine were champions who successfully defeated their titles and five of the other seven also walked away with victories this past month.
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The second trip to Stockholm, Sweden for the UFC had a dark cloud hanging above it due the late change in the main event, but Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 did have several bright spots. The fight card saw several impressive performances inside the Octagon, including a 19 second knockout as well as a few successful promotional debuts.
While most of you were at work today the fighters for tomorrow’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 hit the scales today on Stockholm, Sweden. All 26 fighters made weight without issue this morning and are set to step into the Octagon tomorrow morning.
If you’re looking for changes to the latest fighter rankings, take a peak at the welterweight rankings and then look no further. The slow month really kept things the same but the lone UFC event in March did reshuffle the ranks of the welterweight division.
Is Alexander Gustafsson fighting this Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 9 or is he not, that seems to be the burning question right now. The Swede is schedule to face Gegard Mousasi in Stockholm, Sweden as the UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event but reports have been swirling the bout is in jeopardy due to a cut suffered by Gustafsson.
It’s always nice to see a big promotion test the Northern European waters, and with all the talent pouring out of the tundra and fjords, it’s no wonder UFC on FUEL TV 9 is stacked. Our main event features none other than Sweden’s fighting pride, Alexander Gustafsson, as he’ll look to take one step closer to a title shot. His opponent is the often underestimated and always dangerous Gegard Mousasi, who comes into this fight as one of the last Strikeforce transplants, and a former title holder in that promotion.
This past month saw some exciting MMA action and some not so well, but as a whole the month of February produced several meaningful bouts to MMA Rankings. Champions Renan Barao and Eduardo Dantas made successful title defenses this month and Alexander Shlemenko was crowned the new Bellator middleweight champion.
Despite the friction between his father and the UFC, former Strikeforce lightweight Ryan Couture will make his Octagon debut on the April 6th UFC on FUEL TV 9 card. The fight card is set to take place at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden where Couture will be taking on The Ultimate fighter season 9 winner Ross Pearson.