With a cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s forehead setting the main event of this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 occasion into query, it seems like a veteran fighter is going to step up and fill in the void if Gustafsson’s scheduled fight against Gegard Mousasi can not go on. Wanderlei Silva, who defeated Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 final month, tweeted now that the UFC telephoned him about taking the fight against Mousasi last weekend, and that he has accepted and will be leaving for Sweden early Tuesday morning. TATAME.com affirmed with Silva what he tweeted was not an April Fool’s joke, and that he’s packed his bags to Sweden and will probably be carrying Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum with him to maintain his corner this weekend. But, as demonstrated by a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the struggle with Gustafsson and Mousasi is still going on, although it’s been reported by numerous Swedish news outlets which the struggle is 99 percent likely to be cancelled because the cut above Gustafsson’s eyebrow is bad enough that the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug on the struggle. If the Gustafsson vs. Mousasi fight does not happen, then the scheduled co-main event is a lightweight battle between Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture which fight definitely isn’t main event caliber. But a fight between Mousasi and Silva — while not incorporating a Swedish fighter inside — is still an excellent bout and the fans that have paid for their tickets to the event ought to be happy if that is really the change. In case Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, anticipate Mousasi to start as a healthy -250 favorite, with the comeback on Silva being from the +200 range. Camozzi Fills In For Dollaway Against Mutante In UFC About FX 8 An injury to CB Dollaway has forced him from his forthcoming UFC on FX 8 struggle against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, and in his position measures Chris Camozzi, who defeated Nick Ring via split decision at UFC 158 only over two weeks ago. The fight, which takes place May 18 in Arena Jaragua at Jaragua do Sul, will take place on the evening’s most important card. Camozzi (19-5) has looked great as of late, picking up four-straight successes over Ring, Luiz Cane, Nick Catone, and Dustin Jacoby to emerge as a darkhorse contender from the UFC middleweight division. The 28-year-old has made constant improvements to his game since his time on”The Ultimate Fighter” and yet another triumph, which could be five row, could push up him the middleweight ranks. Mutante (5-2) won TUF Brazil last June at UFC 147 when he conquered Sergio Moraes. However, he has been out with injuries ever since. Mutante will soon be coming off a lengthy layoff going to this bout with Camozzi, who has 30 minutes of cage time because Mutante’s final look, which will likely prove to be a large drawback. Anticipate this fight to be pretty close in the gambling chances, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Camozzi as the preferred for after, even though he will be fighting at Mutante’s garden in Brazil and even thought Mutante has more hype surrounding him.
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