UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi

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UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi
A poster or logo for UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 6, 2013
Venue Ericsson Globe Arena
City Stockholm, Sweden
Attendance 14,506[1]
Total gate $2,710,530[1]
Event chronology
UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen Finale

UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 9 or UFC Sweden 2) was a mixed martial arts event held on April 6, 2013 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.[2] The event was broadcast live on Fuel TV.

Background[edit]

This event was the second event that the UFC has hosted in Sweden, following UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva which took place in 2012, and was the fastest selling European event in UFC history, selling out in just three hours, partly due to alleged involvement from ticket re-sellers.[3][4]

The event was expected to be headlined by top light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson and former Dream Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, and promotional newcomer Gegard Mousasi.[5][6] However, on April 2 it was announced by the Swedish MMA Federation, that Gustafsson would not be cleared to participate at the event due to a cut he received during a sparing session on March 30.[7] Gustafsson was replaced by UFC newcomer Ilir Latifi, one of his main training partners.[8] The main event was also contested at three rounds, instead of the organization's customary five.

A bout between Robbie Peralta and Akira Corassani, previously linked to UFC 156,[9] was moved to this event after an illness sidelined Corassani for a short period of time.[10]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi def. Ilir Latifi Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture TKO (punches) 2 3:45
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Phil De Fries KO (punches) 1 0:19
Bantamweight Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:27
Featherweight Akira Corassani def. Robbie Peralta Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Lightweight Reza Madadi def. Michael Johnson Submission (d'arce choke) 3 1:33
Middleweight Tor Troéng def. Adam Cella Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:11
Welterweight Adlan Amagov def. Chris Spång Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Conor McGregor def. Marcus Brimage TKO (punches) 1 1:07
Welterweight Ryan LaFlare def. Ben Alloway Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper Submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:05
Welterweight Papy Abedi def. Besaam Yousef Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00

[11]

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton
  • Knockout of the Night: Conor McGregor
  • Submission of the Night: Reza Madadi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC on FUEL TV 9 draws a reported 14,506 attendance for $2.71 million live gate". MMA Junkie. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  2. ^ "UFC returns to Sweden on April 6". ufc.com. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ "UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden sells out in three hours". mmajunkie.com. 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ http://www.mmafightbetting.com/ufc-sweden-swedish-mma-fans-discouraged-by-inflated-ticket-prices/
  5. ^ Ariel Helwani (2013-01-19). "Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi slated for April in Sweden". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  6. ^ Franklin McNeil (2013-01-19). "Alexander Gustafsson set to fight". espn.go.com.com. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  7. ^ Staff (2013-04-02). "Swedish MMA Federation: Alexander Gustafsson not cleared for UFC on FUEL TV 9". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  8. ^ Staff (2013-04-02). "Gustafsson teammate Ilir Latifi meets Mousasi in UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  9. ^ Bohn, Mike (2013-01-04). "Robbie Peralta vs. Akira Corassani featherweight bout added to February's UFC 156". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  10. ^ John Morgan and Steven Marrocco (2013-01-20). "Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  11. ^ "UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  12. ^ Staff (2013-04-06). "UFC on FUEL TV 9 bonuses: McGregor, Madadi, Pickett, Easton win $60,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 

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