Fighter weigh-ins for UFC on FUEL TV 9 took place Friday at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, the same location that will host Saturday’s fight card headlined with a light heavyweight match-up between former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi 33-3-2) and Sweden’s own Ilir Latifi (7-2).
The UFC on FUEL TV 9 card will feature a new main event due to the unfortunate cut sustained by Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. He was due to take on former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi. However, Mousasi will now be facing another Swedish fighter in Llir Latifi who comes into this bout as a huge betting underdog.
We reported earlier today that UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson was not cleared to fight in the UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event due to sustaining a cut near his eye in training recently. However, UFC officials have officially announced his replacement to fight Gegard Mousasi in the new main event.