UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi
|UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi|
The poster for UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 6, 2013|
|Venue||Ericsson Globe Arena|
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. The event was broadcast live on Fuel TV.
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.
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. 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 sparring session on March 30. Gustafsson was replaced by UFC newcomer Ilir Latifi, one of his main training partners. The main event was also contested at three rounds, instead of the organization's customary five.
This card featured the UFC debut of Conor McGregor.
|Main card (Fuel TV)|
|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) (28–29, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Diego Brandão||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||[a]|
|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||[b]|
|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.||Besam Yousef||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
- This bout aired on the broadcast following the Mitrione vs De Fries bout.
- This bout aired on the broadcast following the Brandão vs Garza bout.
Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton
- Knockout of the Night: Conor McGregor
- Submission of the Night: Reza Madadi
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