Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) once again heads back across the pond TODAY (Sat., April 6, 2013) for UFC on FUEL TV 9: "Mousasi vs. Latifi" at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Get your results, live updates and real-time coverage right here, RIGHT NOW!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage its latest Scandinavian-inspired mixed martial arts offering, UFC on Fuel TV 9, TODAY (Sat., April 6, 2013) from Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
However, it wasn't easy nor without controversy thanks to local standout Alexander Gustafsson, who was a last-minute scratch thanks to a facial cut he suffered in the final days of training to take on former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi. Ilir Latifi, Gustafsson's training partner, agreed to step up on short notice even though he has zero big fight experience, which is quite the opposite of his fellow Octagon debutant, who is also known as the "Dream Catcher."
In other main card mixed martial arts (MMA) action, Matt Mitrione will lock Heavyweight horns with Philip De Fries, while the prodigious Ryan Couture will make his promotional debut opposite nine-fight UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 winner, Ross Pearson, in a Lightweight affair.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC on FUEL TV 9 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC ON FUEL TV 9 QUICK RESULTS:
205 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi - Mousasi wins via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
155 lbs.: Ryan Couture vs. Ross Pearson - Pearson wins via TKO at 3:45 of round two
265 lbs.: Philip De Fries vs. Matt Mitrione - Mitrione wins via knockout at 0:19 of round one
135 lbs.: Mike Easton vs. Brad Pickett - Pickett wins via split decision (28-29, 30-27)
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza - Brandao wins via submission (arm triangle) at 3:27 of round one
145 lbs.: Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta Corassani wins via unanimous decision (30-27x2, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Michael Johnson vs. Reza Madadi Madadi wins via submission (D'Arce choke) at 1:33 of round three
185 lbs.: Tor Troeng vs. Adam Cella - Troeng wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:11 of round one
170 lbs.: Adlan Amagov vs. Chris Spang - Amagov wins via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
145 lbs.: Marcus Brimage vs. Conor McGregor - McGregor wins via TKO at 1:07 of round one
170 lbs.: Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare - LaFlare wins via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
185 lbs.: Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor - Lawlor wins via submission (guillotine) at 1:05 of round two
170 lbs.: Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef - Abedi wins via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
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205 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi
Round one: Leg kick from Mousasi early and Latifi tries to throw one but spins off balance. Mousasi trying to work the jab and he lands another leg kick. Right hand from Latifi on the inside and he shoots in for a takedown but gets stuffed. Latifi throws a right hand on the break but it just misses and Mousasi goes back to flicking out his jab. Straight right from Mousasi and then another jab but Latifi lands a glancing haymaker to back him off. Left hook from Latifi and Mousasi scores with his jab. Mousasi is starting to find his range and Latifi misses badly trying to grab ahold of him. Mousasi is keeping his hands low and he throws a leg kick followed by a very nice jab. Latifi motions Mousasi on as time runs out in the first round. 10-9 Mousasi
Round two: Mousasi goes right back to work with his jab as Latifi keeps coming up short with his hooks. He's swinging it every time Mousasi gets close. More jabs from Mousasi and he's mixing it up to the body. Right hand connects for Latifi but Mousasi ignores it and keeps going with his jabs. Uppercut from Mousasi and there's some swelling under Latifi's right eye. Latifi shoots in for a takedown but Mousasi sprawls it easily. Right hand from Mousasi and he's getting really comfortable now. Body kick from Mousasi and Latifi tries to fire back but he's coming up short with everything he throws now. Latifi throws his right hand but it looks like he might have hurt it as he shakes it out. He misses with some lefts as time expires. 10-9 Mousasi
Round three: Heavy leg kick from Latifi and Mousasi goes right back to work with his jab and straight right. Short leg kick from Mousasi and Latifi misses with a wheel kick. Another leg kick from Latifi and Mousasi resonds with a straight right. Jab from Mousasi to the head and body and he's landing at will. Mousasi scores with a left and then a big right and Latifi stumbles a bit. Leg kick from Mousasi and Latifi responds with a big right hand. More jabs from Mousasi and he's just like a surgeon with that thing. Latifi lands a leg kick but more jabs come out from Mousasi. Leg kick from Mousasi and Latifi catches it as he falls to his back. Latifi jumps into Mousasi's guard and throws some big punches but can't land anything really significant as time expires. 10-9 Mousasi
Final result: Gegard Mousasi defeats Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (30-27x3)
155 lbs.: Ryan Couture vs. Ross Pearson
Round one: Pearson stalking Couture early and Couture shoots in for a takedown and they clinch. Couture presses Pearson into the fence, throwing some knees to the body. Couture is finding some success in the clinch here just like hsi dad and he continues to throw short knees while pinning him into the cage. Couture changes levels looking for a takedown but can't secure it. Right elbow from Couture and he backs off briefly, throwing a right hand and then running the pipe to score a takedown but Pearson pops back to his feet. They separate and Couture throws a side kick, blocking a head kick from Pearson. Push kick from Couture and he's doing a great job of mixing up his attack. Pearson throws a knee and Couture again grabs him, pressing him into the cage and throwing short uppercuts and knees. Left hand and knee from Pearson as they break and Couture throws a pair of kicks to close out the round. 10-9 Couture
Round two: Pearson more comfortable now and he's throwing strikes more aggressively. Couture clinches and works some knees on the inside, throwing some dirty boxing attacks and he lands a combination on the break. Side kick from Couture and Pearson drops down to the body and comes over the top. Another body shot from Pearson and Couture can't stay on the outside against him. Left hand from Couture and he misses with a spinning back kick. Couture slips and Pearson follows him to the ground with some big shots. Couture gets back to his feet and Pearson just starts unloading with a huge flurry of strikes. Massive left hook connects for Pearson and Couture goes down. A few more shots on the ground and the ref puts a stop to it.
Final result: Ross Pearson defeats Ryan Couture via TKO at 3:45 of round two
265 lbs.: Philip De Fries vs. Matt Mitrione
Round one: De Fries shoots in for a takedown immediately but he gets stuffed. Another takedown attempt from De Fries and runs face first into Mitrione's hips and he gets steamrolled by the former NFL lineman. Mitrione follows De Fries to the canvas and unloads a flurry and De Fries is out. Damn, that was a quick one!
Final result: Matt Mitrione defeats Philip De Fries via knockout at 0:19 of round one
Round one: Pickett being aggressive with his forward pressure and both trade some kicks to get things started. Leg kick from Easton and Pickett wings an uppercut and then a leg kick of his own. Body kick from Easton is caught and Pickett pushes him down but they scramble and now Easton has inside position along the cage throwing some short right hands. Big knee from Easton along the fence and he trips Pickett but can't keep him down. Nice elbow from Pickett and then another elbow and now he's in control in the clinch. Knee from Easton and they separate. Both wing big strikes but they just miss. Pickett changes levels looking for a takedown but gets stuffed. Nice head kick from Easton and Pickett fires back with a combination. Leg kick from Pickett and Easton shoots in, taking him down with a minute left in the round. Pickett explodes to his feet and he shoots in for a double leg and gets it, taking Easton down with a big slam. Easton pops back to his feet but Pickett has a body lock dragging him down as the horn sounds. 10-9 Easton
Round two: Right hand from Easton and a head kick. They trade and Pickett scores with a short right hand but Easton fires back with another kick. Easton tosses Pickett around in the clinch and Pickett connects with a knee. They trade big punches inside the pocket and Pickett drops down to the body. Left hand scores for Easton and Pickett is starting to wing really big overhand shots. Uppercut from Easton and he's starting to work his jab now. Pickett shoots in for a takedown and gets it but Easton pops back to his feet. Another takedown from Pickett but Easton again pops back up. Knees from Easton on the inside and Pickett unloads a combination with Easton pinned against the fence. Easton shoots forward and takes Pickett down, passing to half guard and Pickett pops to his feet, avoiding a guillotine along the way. Pickett shoots in for a takedown but can't get it and they go back to slugging it out on the inside. Both men look tired and Pickett scores with a big knee. Huge exchange from both fighters and an uppercut scores for Pickett. Pickett unloads and lands two huge elbows at the end of the round. 10-9 Pickett
Round three: Knee to the body from Easton and Pickett is working his jab on the outside. Big right hand from Pickett and Easton takes him down but Pickett sweeps him in the resulting scramble and takes top position. Elbow from Pickett and he passes to half guard. Easton turtles trying to get to his feet and Pickett has a reverse body lock, slamming him to the canvas. They scramble and Easton turtles again as Pickett has a wrap on Easton's neck but they're in a bit of a stalled position. Easton escapes and lands a left hand on the break. Nice uppercut from Pickett and Easton responds with some kicks. Knee from Pickett and Easton lands a right hand. They throw down until the final horn and Pickett gets the better of the final exchange. 10-9 Pickett
Final result: Brad Picket defeats Mike Easton via split decision (28-29, 30-27x2)
Round one: Heavy leg kick from Brandao and Garza levels a head kick at him but it's blocked. Both fighters feeling each other out early and Garza lands a heavy leg kick. Nice overhand right connects for Brandao and they exchange. Brandao drops down and lifts Garza over his head, slamming him to the canvas and passing to half guard. Brandao passes to side control now and briefly to mount but Garza pushes him off. Brandao locks in an arm triangle and siwtches over to the opposite side and that hold is tight. Garza has no escape here and he's forced to tap.
Final result: Diego Brandao defeats Pablo Garza via submission (arm triangle) at 3:27 of round one
145 lbs.: Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta
Round one: Leg kick from Corassani and he counters a leg kick nicely with a right hand over the top. Another nice right hand stepping in from Corassani and he lands a leg kick. Peralta is loading up his right hand but hasn't found a home for it yet. Short right connects for Peralta and Corassani is really reaching whenever he throws that right hand, trying to stay on the outside. Uppercut scores for Peralta and he catches a nice right hand on Corassani again as both men clinch. Short knees from Peralta in the clinch and they separate. Big right hand from Corassani backs Peralta up. Peralta steps forward with a combination but he's coming up short. Uppercut counter from Peralta catches Corassani coming in and Corassani responds with some leg kicks. Corassani shoots in for a takedown but gets denied and they clinch along the fence. Good knee from Peralta along the fence and Corassani responds with one of his own as time expires. 10-9 Corassani
Round two: Jabs from Peralta and he's looking more to set up his strikes instead of loading up power shots. Huge swing from Peralta and he lands to the body. Peralta shoots in for a takedown but Corassani defends along the fence. They trade knees and Corassani is trying to find a home for that overhand right. Right hand connects for Peralta but Corassani walks through it. Peralta steps forward with a big flurry and he clips Corassani with a left hand. Huge right hand from Peralta and Corassani is in BIG trouble. Corassani on wobbly legs and he swarms Corassani with heavy shots. They clinch and Peralta throws heavy knees to the body but Corassani seems to have recovered. Both men battling for position in the clinch and now Corassani has inside position and he briefly takes Peralta down but he pops right back up. Peralta needs to get back in open space. Short right hands to the body by Peralta and they separate. Now Corassani lands a big shot behind the ear that wobbles Peralta. They separate and a left hand scores for Corassani and Peralta fires back with a body kick at the horn. 10-9 Peralta
Round three: They trade in the cage center and Peralta lands a kick to the body. Knee from Peralta and he throws a left hook as they separate from a brief clinch. Right hand over the top from Peralta and they both trade heavy shots. Takedown from Corassani and Peralta is working for a Kimura from bottom and he gives up on it. Peralta pops to his feet but Corassani has a body lock and he drags him down again and then again once more. Peralta cage walks and turns into Madadi but he's pinned against the fence in the clinch. Short elbow from Peralta and he's going to need to do something drastic to get back into this fight. Heavy knee to the body from Peralta and he's shoved into the fence again. Peralta needs to disengage and get back into space. Corassani is bleeding badly from the elbow Peralta landed earlier. Uppercut from Peralta and Corassani changes levels looking for a takedown. Big knee from Peralta but he falls to his back throwing it and Corassani dives on him, staying on top until the final horn sounds. 10-9 Corassani
Final result: Akira Corassani defeats Robbie Peralta via unanimous decision (30-27x2, 29-28)
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155 lbs.: Michael Johnson vs. Reza Madadi
Round one: Knee from Johnson and Madadi clinches but they disengage. Nice right hand from Madadi and he gets inside but Johnson side steps his aggression. Short left hand connects for Johnson and Madadi grabs a single leg and he dumps Johnson on his back. Madadi is on top inside Johnson's closed guard and he's dropping left hands to the body and a nice left elbow to the face. Madadi postures up and drops down for a heel hook. He's got a good grip on Johnson's leg but Johnson escapes and takes top position. Right hand from Johnson and Madadi throws his legs up looking for an armbar but can't secure anything. Good shots from bottom by Madadi and he has an omaplata. Madadi sweeps Johnson briefly but Johnson wins the scramble and is still on top. Madadi tries to get to his feet and Johnson smashes him with a massive head kick on the way up. Madadi is in big trouble and he's on seriously wobbly legs but he Johnson can't finish him and Madadi survives to the horn. 10-9 Johnson
Round two: Madadi shoots in but gets shrugged off with ease. Left kick from Johnson and he's being more aggressive now. Madadi closes the distance and he takes Johnson down with easy. Madadi passes to full mount and he drops some big right hands and some left elbows. More elbows from Madadi and he's working for a mounted triangle but Johnson uses the fence to escape. Madadi is in side control and he blasts Johnson with heavy left hands but Johnson rolls and escapes to his feet. Another takedown attempt from Madadi and he takes Johnson down again. Right elbow from Madadi and he's being very active inside Johnson's guard with some nice ground and pound. Johnson throws his legs up but Madadi passes to side control and drops some more left hands on Johnson as he covers up. Madadi is very active from top position and he's postured up dropping some nice strikes all the way to the horn. 10-9 Madadi
Round three: Johnson tries to stuff a takedown from Madadi but winds up on bottom again. Madadi is all over him with punches and he passes to side control along the fence. Right hands from Madadi and he's working for a D'Arce choke. Madadi has it locked in and he secures the hold, forcing Johnson to tap out! Very impressive resiliency by Madadi.
Final result: Reza Madadi defeats Michael Johnson via submission (D'Arce choke) at 1:33 of round three
Round one: Good combination from Cella to get things started and he closes it with a body kick. Troeng respondswith a leg kick. Cella steps forward with some punches but Troeng changes levels and takes him down. Troeng passes to side control and nearly takes mount but Cella hip escapes. Cella turtles and Troeng takes his back with one hook in. He locks in the second hook and now he's plastered to Cella's back. Troeng is working for a rear naked choke and he drops some heavy punches after flattening Cella out and he locks in the rear naked choke which forces the tap.
Final result: Tor Troeng defeats Adam Cella via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:11 of round one
Round one: Feeling out process from both men to get things started and neither fighter has landed anything significant. Side kick from Amagov connects to the chest and Spang gets knocked to the ground but he pops right back up. Leg kick from Amagov and then an inside leg kick. Spang is having trouble finding an opening to attack. High kick from Amagov is blocked and he throws another one. Heavy leg kick from Amagov and then a spinning kick to the leg. Spang finally throws a body kick but it's blocked. Leg kick from Amagov and Spang backs him off with a 1-2 combination. Side kick from Amagov and now he's working a lot of feints. Inside kick from Amagov and he finishes the round with a takedown. 10-9 Amagov
Round two: Huge tornado kick from Amagov is blocked and Spang finally attacks but Amagov dodges danger and then scores with a head kick. Takedown attempt from Amagov and he takes top position along the fence. Spang pops to his feet but Amagov takes him right back down again, this time landing inside his half guard. Amagov tries to pass but Spang retains guard. Left hands to the body from Amagov and he's thinking about an Ezekial choke from inside Spang's guard but Spang is avoiding danger thus far and they get stood up. Side kick from Amagov and Spang is trying to stalk him but he still can't get any offense going. Leg kick from Spang and Amagov scores with a snapping head kick. Elbow from Amagov and he changes levels looking for a takedown along the fence. Amagov just misses a head kick and a spinning back fist as time expires. 10-9 Amagov
Round three: Spang needs to get something going here. He throws a few jabs and a nice right hand and he's got Amagov backing up. Side kick from Amagov and a nice uppercut. Spang is stalking and he eats some side kicks to the lower leg. Push kick from Amagov and a flying knee but it comes up short. Amagov working his left jab and he whiffs with a spinning back kick. Head kick from Amagov is blocked and Spang responds with a spinning elbow. Short combination from Amagov and Spang responds with a right hand. Nice kick from Amagov stops a spinning back first from Spang in his tracks. Right hand from Amagov and he shoots in for a double leg takedown, dumping Spang on the ground but he pops to his feet. Huge knees to the back of the thigh from Amagov as he's got a reverse body lock. Amagov is loading up on those knees and now a sneaky head kick. Man those knees are nasty. Suplex from Amagov dumps Spang to the ground but he gets back up. One last time Amagov drags Spang to the ground as time expires. 10-9 Amagov
Final result: Adlan Amagov defeats Chris Spang via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
145 lbs.: Marcus Brimage vs. Conor McGregor
Round one: Brimage steps forward and lands a nice left hook. Wheel kick from McGregor and Brimage responds with a leg kick. Nice right hand connects for Brimage and McGregor scores with a big uppercut on the way in. Great handspeed from McGregor and he blasts Brimage again. Brimage is dazed and McGregor pours it on. Brimage drops after a huge uppercut and McGregor follows up with heavy shots on the ground and that's all she wrote. Wow! Conor McGregor is for real!
Final result: Conor McGregor defeats Marcus Brimage via TKO at 1:07 of round one
Round one: They clinch early and LaFlare has a body lock on Alloway. LaFlare scores a big takedown along the fence and he quickly passes to side control and he's getting advice from his corner who's right next to him. Alloway tries to get back to his feet but LaFlare is all over him. He cage walks but LaFlare has a body lock on him from behind. Alloway tries to fight him off with a Kimura attempt but LaFlare gets in deep with a body lock and easily dumps him back on the ground. Huge elbows from LaFlare and he briefly passes to side control. Allowway turtles and pops to his feet but LaFlare crushes him with a knee. They clinch as time expires. 10-9 LaFlare
Round two: LaFlare clinches in the cage center and lands a left elbow before separating. Body kick from Alloway and he throws a knee but LaFlare takes him down with ease. LaFlare is inside Alloway's guard and nearly falls into a triangle but he escapes and drops a few punches. LaFlare stands and drops down again, passing to half guard then side control. LaFlare looks like he might be trying to set up a D'Arce choke or an anaconda but Alloway escapes to his feet. Huge leg kick from LaFlare and he shoots in for a takedown but Alloway fends him off with a guillotine choke. Nasty leg kick from LaFlare and he pops Alloway after he pops to his feet. Alloway backs into the fence and LaFlare pusues with a big flurry of strikes but Alloway defends by taking him down. Elbow from Alloway and LaFlare gets back to his feet, scoring a takedown at the end of the round. 10-9 LaFlare
Round three: Alloway wings some big punches and kicks early but LaFlare uses that aggression against him and scores an easy takedown. LaFlare tries to pass but Alloway retains guard. Big hammer fist from LaFlare and Alloway works his way back to his feet. Takedown attempt from Alloway but LaFlare's wrestling instincts kick in and he takes top position during the resulting scramble. LaFlare turtles and gets back to his feet and they reset in the cage center. LaFlare shoots for a takedown but can't get it and Alloway briefly takes top position but gets reversed easily. They exchange knees in the clinch as time expires. 10-9 LaFlare
Final result: Ryan LaFlare defeats Ben Alloway via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Round one: Lawlor presses forward with a pair of heavy left hands and he drops down for a takedown along the fence but Kuiper stuffs him for now. Lawlor really trying to get the takedown but Kuiper denies him. Knee from Kuiper and he scores a trip takedown on Lawlor but can't keep him down as Lawlor pops to his feet and keeps hunting for that takedown in the clinch. They trade knees and Kuiper scores another takedown, landing some shots on the ground but Lawlor pops to his feet. Kuiper lifts Lawlor into the air and dumps him on the ground. Lawlor rolls over and Kuiper briefly takes his back. Lawlor again pops to his feet and he works for another takedown along the cage but they stall and are separated. Takedown attempt from Lawlor and Kuiper denies him easily and drops some good hammer fists and he stays on top until the round concludes. 10-9 Kuiper
Round two: Lawlor much more aggressive on the feet to get things started. They trade strikes and he closes the distance and Lawlor latches on a guillotine, dropping to his back in guard. Kuiper is hanging tough but after about 30 seconds he taps. Wow! Great finish for Lawlor especially because I think he hurt his knee at the end of the first round.
Final result: Tom Lawlor defeats Michael Kuiper via submission (guillotine) at 1:05 of round two
Round one: Yousef with control of the cage center early on as both men are in a feeling-out process. Inside leg kick from Abedi as Yousef paws with his left jab. They trade inside leg kicks and Abedi is landing his with sickening thuds. Nice left hand from Yousef and he's working some solid dirty boxing on the inside but Abedi responds with an inside trip and he's on top inside Yousef's closed guard. Yousef throws a good up kick but Abedi drops back down and passes to half guard. Yousef shrimps and hip escapes to full guard and Abedi drops down a few decent left hands from above as Yousef stalls hoping for a stand-up. Yousef turtles and works back to his feet but eats a pair of good knees to the body from Abedi. They clinch and Yousef throws a wicked elbow over the top and he's working in some solid strikes on the inside. Big shots from Yousef but Abedi takes him down right before the bell. 10-9 Abedi
Round two: Yousef misses with a pair of huge left hands and Abedo scores with a pair of his own lefts. They clinch and Yousef goes to work with his inside strikes, scoring with uppercuts and knees. Big shot lands for Yousef and he's in control here in the clinch. Great dirty boxing from Yousef but Abedi scores another trip takedown. Abedi scores with some left elbows and right hands but the ref stands them up. Heavy leg kick from Yousef and they clinch again. Abedi scores with a knee to the body and he shoots for a takedown but Yousef sprawls. Big elbow from Yousef and he's going to work again on the inside. Knee from Abedi and his pace is slowing down pretty drastically as Yousef continues to attack on the inside with uppercuts and now a knee. Abedi responds with a knee and Yousef hammers him with some body shots and right hands to the head. Great finish on the inside from Yousef to close out the round. 10-9 Yousef
Round three: Leg kick from Yousef and Abedi responds with a push kick of his own. Big shot from Yousef and they clinch with Yousef taking inside position. Good left hand and a knee from Yousef in the clinch and Abedi circles back to the inside. Yousef reverses but Abedi scores a takedown along the fence. Yousef tries to get back to his feet but Abedi denies him and drops a few good punches, passing to half guard. Abedi stands up, looming over Yousef and drops a right hand to the body but Yousef explodes back to his feet and he needs to push it if he wants to win the frame back. They clinch in the cage center and Yousef denies a trip takedown attempt and lands a right elbow. Knee from Yousef and then another right elbow followed by some good body shots. They trade knees and now Yousef scores a takedown, landing on top inside Abedi's guard. Right elbow from Yousef and he drops some right hands to the body as Abedi hangs on hoping for a stand-up. The ref stands them up with 50 seconds left and Abedi was very slow to get back to his feet. Yousef tags him with a right hand and they clinch. Big right elbow from Yousef and then another. Huge knee from Yousef as time expires. 10-9 Yousef
Final result: Papy Abedi defeats Besam Yousef via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)