UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 9 or UFC Sweden 2) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held on April 6, 2013 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The event will be broadcast live on Fuel TV.
This event will be 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 alledged 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 sparing session on March 30. Gustafsson will be replaced by UFC newcomer Ilir Latifi, one of his main training partners. The main event will also be contested at three rounds, instead of the organization's customary five.
The event will be the first in the promotion's recent history in which both main event particpants are newcomers to the organization.
A bout between Robbie Peralta and Akira Corassani, previously linked to UFC 156, was moved to this event after an illness sidelined Corassani for a short period of time.
Weight Class Method Round
Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Ryan Couture
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione vs. Phil De Fries
Bantamweight Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton
Featherweight Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza
Featherweight Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Lightweight Reza Madadi vs. Michael Johnson
Middleweight Tor Troéng vs. Adam Cella
Welterweight Chris Spång vs. Adlan Amagov
Featherweight Marcus Brimage vs. Conor McGregor
Welterweight Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare
Middleweight Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor
Welterweight Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef