Archive: ilir latifi

Mar 7, 2014 8:26 am

UFC Fight Night London: Win Or Lose Cyrille Diabate Retiring Tomorrow Night

After a very long career as a top-level mixed martial artist Cyrille Diabate has made the decision, at age 40, to call an end to his career. The French native Diabate (19-9-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) is set to make his final appearance, win or lose, against Ilir Latifi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) during the preliminary...

Jan 24, 2014 6:13 am

Ross Pearson Out; Michael Johnson In Vs. Melvin Guillard At UFN 37

Unfortunately for the London fans who will be attending UFC Fight Night 37 on March 8, one hometown hero will have to pull out of his fight. Ross Pearson most recently fought Melvin Guillard, in what was a fantastic battle up until the unfortunate illegal knee which caused the fight ending cut on Pearson’s forehead....

Nov 30, 2013 8:19 am

Diabate vs. Latifi Added To UFC Fight Night 37

The UFC will make its return to London on March 8 with the Fight Night 37 fight card, headlined by Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa. Recently added to the card was a light heavyweight showdown between UFC and Pride veteran Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate and Ilir “The Sledgehammer” Latifi, training partner of Alexander Gustafsson. Sporting a...

Nov 1, 2013 4:37 pm

Machida vs Mousasi Set For February Main Event on Fox Sports 2 in Brazil

Coming off of an impressive debut at middleweight, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will now face former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi in a clash of top-tier newcomers to the middleweight division on Feb. 8. The fight will be the main event in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil for the UFC on Fox...

May 13, 2013 10:47 am

Gegard Mousasi Has Second ACL Surgery

During an interview with mmajunkie.com, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) acknowledged that he recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Even worse, he confirmed that he tore the same ACL that was previously repaired in March of 2012. The former Strikforce and Dream champion, Mousasi, made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV...

Apr 8, 2013 11:34 am

Gegard Mousasi Fought on a Knee that will Require Surgery | UFC NEWS

  An injury almost cancelled the main event of the UFC on Fuel TV 9 card this past Saturday.  Only, it wasn’t the injury that we all read about in the cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s eye.  Instead, the injury was that of Gegard Mousasi, who despite his opponent pulling out of the fight a mere...

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 9:44 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...