Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back on the airwaves earlier today (April 6, 2013) with UFC on FUEL TV 9: "Mousasi vs. Latifi" from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
If you missed any or all of today's mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza, get your butt over to our UFC on FUEL TV 9 live results thread by clicking here for Hemmi's play-by-play and of course, our fan reactions.
Now, on to the main event.
Gegard Mousasi played it safe against last-minute fill-in Ilir Latifi, understandably so, after the unknown fighter took over for the injured Alexander Gustafsson. "The Sledgehammer" was game throughout the 15-minute affair, but just didn't have the chops to hang with "The Dreamcatcher" on the feet.
And the fight didn't get to the floor - Latifi's world -- until the waning seconds of round three.
Too little, too late. But since he did the promotion a solid, he will undoubtedly get a second chance inside the Octagon, while Mousasi moves on to bigger and better things.
Like that pesky "Mauler" fight he's been waiting for.