After receiving the bad news with less than a week until his fight that Alexander Gustafsson was forced out of the UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event due to a cut, Gegard Mousasi agreed to put everything on the line against Gustafsson’s training partner, Ilir Latifi, so that the fight could go on.
Mousasi came out for the fight appearing lazy and uninterested in the bout, but a big reason for his unimpressive effort could be that Mousasi had everything to lose and Latifi had everything to gain. Mousasi methodically picked apart Latifi while executing a somewhat safe gameplan, but he got the job done and earned the unanimous decision victory on the judge’s scorecards.
Hopefully the UFC will reschedule the Mousasi vs. Gustafsson bout in the near future.
In case you missed the fight, here are the full video highlights from Mousasi and Latifi’s UFC on FUEL TV main event bout: