Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just hours away from its return to the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, featuring a rare Saturday afternoon fight card.
UFC on FUEL TV 9 features a reworked main event between Strikeforce import Gegard Mousasi, who makes his Octagon debut against fellow UFC newcomer Ilir Latifi, thanks to Alexander Gustafsson's untimely cut last week in training camp.
In other main card mixed martial arts (MMA) action, Matt Mitrione will lock heavyweight horns with Philip De Fries, while the venerable Ryan Couture will make his promotional debut opposite The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 winner, Ross Pearson, in a lightweight affair.
In case you need a refresher in all things UFC on FUEL TV 9, or just want to do your homework before the first fight gets underway, below are links to all the top storylines for "Mousasi vs. Latifi."
Have at it.
UFC on FUEL TV 9 previews and predictions:
Prelims preview and picks part one
Prelims preview and picks part two
Preview: Ilir Latifi vs. Gegard Mousasi
Preview: Ryan Couture vs. Ross Pearson
Preview: Philip De Fries vs. Matt Mitrione
Preview: Mike Easton vs. Brad Pickett
Preview: Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza
Preview: Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta
UFC on FUEL TV 9 Weigh Ins:
Latifi cuts 26 pounds to make weight (in three days)
The Alexander Gustafsson fiasco:
UFC on FUEL TV 9 odds and ends:
What victory means for FUEL fighters
Mousasi deserves "royal treatment"
Ryan Couture not the "Real Deal"
Brad Pickett earns a black belt in MMA
History in the making: Gegard Mousasi
That should be enough to get you started.
Remember: MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on Saturday (April 6, 2013), which is slated to air at 2 p.m. ET on FUEL TV. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 10:30 a.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook.
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