Archive: Gegard Mousasi

Apr 8, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi Fight Highlight

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, made his UFC debut last weekend in Sweden against last-minute replacement, Ilir Latifi. The Strikeforce veteran used a precise striking onslaught to easily walk away the victor.

Apr 6, 2013 3:46 pm

UFC Hands Out $60k Bonuses To Picket-Easton, McGregor & Madadi

This afternoon the UFC hit Fuel TV with UFC on Fuel TV 9 live from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The event delivered a steady mix of fight results ranging from submission, KO, TKO and decision. However, four fighters stood out from the rest and earned themselves a nice $60,000 bonus for their...

Apr 3, 2013 9:56 am

Gegard Mousasi Issues Statement on New Opponent

After a last second fight week switch in opponent, Gegard Mousasi will now be facing Ilir Latifi in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 9. Alexander Gustafsson had to pull out of the bout with a cut over his left eye. With the past few days having been a confusing time for Mousasi...

Apr 3, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO: Gustafsson Releases Image of Damaged Eye

Alexander Gustafsson has released images of his damaged eye that will prevent him from competing in this weekend’s main event against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The cut reportedly required three-stitches.

Apr 3, 2013 9:44 am

Gustafsson: I slipped and hit my head on corner post on Thursday | UFC News

Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, which takes place in Gustafsson’s home nation of Sweden this Saturday. However, in one of his final practices, a freak accident caused a cut over his left eye. Gustafsson...

Apr 2, 2013 4:56 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 9: Latifi tabbed as opponent for Mousasi in main event

After days of speculation – and possibly the cruelest April Fool’s Day Joke in MMA history – Gregard Mousasi finally has an opponent. Sweden’s Ilir ‘The Sledgehammer’ Latifi got the nod to replace an injured Alexander Gustafsson and will face Mousasi in the main event of Saturday’s UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden. UFC president...

Apr 2, 2013 12:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva’s Fight for UFC on Fuel 9 An April Fool’s Joke | UFC NEWS

  With Alexander Gustafsson suffering a cut above his eye while training just days before his UFC on Fuel TV 9 fight slated against Gegard Mousasi, Wanderlei Silva tweeted yesterday that the UFC had approached him about filling in for the fight.  Today, he revealed that, while he will not be fighting this Saturday, he...

Apr 2, 2013 10:42 am

Silva says UFC is asking him to step in against Mousasi

While the rumors continue to swirl around the severity of Alexander Gustafsson’s injury and if he will be medically cleared to fight Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden, none other than Wanderlei Silva has chimed in saying he has been asked to step in. According to a recent Tweet by Silva, the...

Mar 13, 2013 9:13 am

PHOTO | UFC on FUEL TV 9: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi Poster | UFC NEWS

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, has graced his first official UFC poster for ‘UFC on FUEL TV 9: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi’. The two light-heavyweights will go toe-to-toe on April 6 in what UFC President Dana White has declared a number-one contender match up.

Feb 20, 2013 10:16 am

Betting Odds: Alexander Gustafsson Opens as Favorite Over Gegard Mousasi | UFC NEWS

Following the announcement of their bout at UFC on Fuel TV 9 on April 6 in Sweden, odds makers have released an opening line for Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi.  The odds favor Gustafsson with the advantage, as seen on  This is not surprising for the young Swedish fighter, who is coming off a...

Feb 15, 2013 10:25 am

Ronda Rousey Trains With Gegard Mousasi | Video | MMA News

  UFC Women’s Bantamweight Ronda Rousey is seen here training some ground work with top light-heavyweight contender, Gegard Mousasi. Aside from having the disadvantage of weighing about 100 pounds less than Mousasi, the judo wizard, Rousey holds her own and shows the tenacity that makes her a star in the cage. See if your heart...

Feb 9, 2013 2:05 pm

Ryan Couture to Make UFC Debut Against Ross Pearson | UFC NEWS

  UFC officials announced today that Ryan Couture will make his organizational debut against Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner Ross Pearson at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi on April 6 in Stockholm, Sweden. The big question as far as Couture is concerned is whether or not his father, UFC Hall of Famer and...

Jan 27, 2013 10:17 am

What’s Next for the UFC on Fox 6 Main Card Fighters?

  Last night in Chicago fans at the United Center and at home watching on Fox were treated to four highly entertaining bouts as the UFC presented: UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. The UFC and Fox seem to have really hit their stride as their past three events have all put out some...

Jan 22, 2013 10:13 am

Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta set for UFC on FUEL TV 9 | UFC News

A previously reported featherweight bout between Akira Corassani (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Robbie Peralta (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has now been mafe official for the UFC on FUEL TV 9 event in Stockholm, Sweeden. Corassani, who was a semifinalist on Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” made his official UFC debut this past September against Andy Ogle at UFC...

Jan 22, 2013 7:00 am

Exclusive: Alchemist Management Announces the Signing of Bec Hyatt

  Australian women’s MMA fighter Bec Hyatt’s last trip to the cage may have resulted in a loss, but because of her performance and her willingness to step up on short notice, she came out a winner. By accepting a strawweight title fight against Carla Esparza on just two weeks notice, Hyatt endeared herself to...

Jan 21, 2013 11:14 am

Gustafsson Promises Finish Of Mousasi This April | UFC NEWS

“Gegard is by far the most dangerous opponent so far. He’s young, he’s hungry and has a lot of fight experience. It’s gonna be interesting. I’ll win the fight, no doubt. It’s not going to be a decision that’s for sure because two decisions in a row now, it’s too much. I’m going to go...

Jan 19, 2013 9:15 am

Gustafsson vs. Mousasi Bout Official | UFC News

  Top Light-heavyweight contender Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson has signed up to fight a new addition from the Strikeforce roster in long-time top 205-pounder, Gegard Mousasi. The fight will take place in Gustafsson’s home country of Sweden on April 6th, at the Ericsson Globe Arena. For Gustafsson, he comes off of a great 2012 that...

Jan 10, 2013 11:25 am

Mousasi: I think people underestimate me | MMA NEWS

“I see a lot of fighters getting knocked out, but they still, they praise them a lot more than me. I haven’t been beaten badly in any fight. I just lost one fight in, I don’t know how many fights. I think people underestimate me. And I feel like now, with the good training I...

Dec 20, 2012 10:30 am

Exclusive: Mike Kyle “I can’t believe I’m the Underdog against Mousasi”

  Often in combat sports the media and fans tend to hype one individual fighter up enormously to the point where the opponent is almost completely overlooked. In a sport as unpredictable as MMA where any competitor can stop another on any given night, it’s puzzling how so many people can have such a one-sided approach when...

Dec 12, 2012 11:07 am

Mousasi: I don’t believe I ever trained for a fight | MMA NEWS

“I was overstrained, not motivated, not training well. I think that had something to do with it. This year-layoff got me hungry again and I’m training really good now. I think, it was good (the layoff), I’m making it a positive thing. I was just fighting. I won the belt in DREAM, I won the...