First we gave you the winners from Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9, so of course now it’s time to give you losers. Before the event even started it was Alexander Gustfsson and the fans who were the big losers. The Swede suffered a cut above his eye and was unable to headline the fight card in Stockholm, Sweden. Luckily for the hometown fans in attendance another Swede stepped in to face Gegard Mousasi in the main event.
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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.
Grab your coffee and get ready for some Saturday morning MMA action with UFC on FUEL TV 9 from Stockholm, Sweden. The free fight card features 13 total fights and gets started at the bright an early time of 7:50am PT / 10:50am ET so make sure that alarm is set.
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.
The last few days have been spent figuring out figuring out who would be in this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event. A cut to the face of the hometown fighter Alexander Gustafsson forced a very late opponent change for Gegard Mousasi. Instead of a five round main event against a top five light heavyweight in Gustafsson, Mousasi now faces the unknown Llir Latifi in a three round bout.
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.
The UFC returns to Toronto, Canada tonight for UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort with a 12 bout fight card from the Air Canada Centre. The stacked card is a welcome sight after the long hiatus between UFC fight cards. Along with the main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort the night co-main event features the first ever UFC flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson.
If the stare downs at yesterdays UFC 152 press conference were any indication, today’s weigh-ins should be very interesting. After taking to the media the fighters from the top three bouts on the UFC 152 fight card squared off and Michael Bisping and Brain Stann stole the show with a very intense face off.