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.
Tag: Ross Pearson
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.
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.
The UFC returns to Australia this weekend for The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes finale or properly called, UFC on FX 6: TUF Smashes. The card will take place on Saturday in Australia but airs live in the states on Friday, giving fans back to back free UFC events when you include Saturdays TUF 16 finale.
In some tricky scheduling, we have two TUF Finales in two days, with TUF: The Smashes and TUF 16: Carwin vs. Nelson. While Carwin vs. Nelson itself will be put on the shelf due to Carwin’s knee injury, we’re still treated to a solid card with Matt Mitrione stepping in on short notice against Nelson. Being as us American folks missed out of The Smashes, I’ll be combining these two cards into one epic fight report for your reading pleasure, so let’s dig into the massive report.