UFC on Fuel TV 9 Results Recap: Gegard Mousasi defeats Ilir Latifi with unanimous decision

Posted on April 6, 2013, 04:08 PM by Mike Drahota
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UFC on Fuel TV 9 is in the books from Stockholm, Sweden, and the card delivered a great event from top to bottom. Gegard MoUSAsi headed into his bout with Ilir Latifi as a massive favorite. Latifi, a late replacement for Alexander Gustafsson, appeared a bit tentative early on. MoUSAsi worked his jab effectively while Latifi looked for one big shot.  Latifi never found his range in the striking department, and the fight never reached the ground until the very end. MoUSAsi took home the uNanimous decision.

Ross Pearson fought the debuting Ryan Couture at Lightweight. Pearson stalked Couture down with his trademark striking and earned the second round TKO with a vicious flurry.

Matt Mitrione came out with something to prove, and he did just that. HE grounded Phil DeFries immediately and knocked him out with a series of pinpoint strikes.

Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett and Mike Easton fought a close bout, with both displaying varied skills. Pickett had the advantage in the takedown game, hitting a huge suplex late in the fight. Ultimately he too home the split decision.

TUF winner Diego Brandao came out with a surprising slam on Pablo Garza. He showed some excellent BJJ transitions on the ground and tapped out ‘The Scarecrow’ with a picture perfect arm triangle. Akira Corrasani faced off with Robbie Peralta in a back-and-forth battle. Both fighters were rocked at one point, but ultimately Corrasani took home the decision with some debatable 30-27 scorecards.

UFC on Fuel TV 9 Full Results:

Main Card:

Gegard MoUSAsi def. Ilir Latifi via UNanimous Decision

Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture via R2 TKO

Matt Mitrione def. Phil DeFries 
via R1 KO (Punches)

Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton
 via Split Decision

Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza 
via R1 Submission (Arm Triangle)

Akira Corrasani def. Robbie Peralta via UNanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

Reza Madadi def. Michael Johnson via R3 Submission (Anaconda Choke)


Tor Troeng defeated Adam Cella via R1 Submission (rear-naked choke)


Adlan Amagov def. Chris Spang via UNanimous Decision


Conor McGregor def. Marcus Brimage via R1 TKO (Punches)


Ryan LaFlare def. Benny Alloway via UNanimous Decision

Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper via R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Papy Abedi def. Besam Yousef via Split Decision


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  • jdnextchamp
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    Nice ********** by Mousasi!

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  • jdnextchamp
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    d0minati0n...

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  • papug
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    Conor McGregor is for real

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  • enjoylife321
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    Gustaffson would have done great against Mousasi....what a shame it didn't go down.

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  • lovehate83
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    i sharped you but i dont think mousasi would have fought the same as he did tonight because gustaffson is such a different fighter. so there is no guarantee he would have done that great.

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  • asdf
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    Agree. I think Gus would have been a lot more aggressive which allows for Gegard to be just as aggressive. Also because Gus is so long GM would have to find a way on the inside. I think that fight would have been more entertaining.

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  • Brian Cox
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    I'm sorry, but I was underwhelmed by Mousasi's performance. I think there are a number of 185'ers who would have easily beaten that showing. More importantly, I think Gustafsson and Jones would walk right through it.

    Not a great fight. Not a great UFC debut.

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  • NateDogg
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    First of all, Mousasi had nothing to gain from this fight.
    Yes i wasn't overwhelmed either by his perfomance, but fighting a guy like Latifi is very dangerous. He had to fight smart and effective at the same time. IMO he did it well.
    I am sure in his next fight vs a top10 opponent he will show, that he is one of the best LHWs in the world.

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  • mmauk
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    @Truth
    I too was underwhelmed with Mousasi's performance. I understand why he approached the fight the way he did, however once you start jabbing a guy to death and get that timing down it's only right a power punch comes right after. He was in cruise control but imo he had the ability to turn it up a notch and chose not to. I understand why he played it safe but I was still underwhelmed.

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  • thexperience1
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    Mousasi had a lot to loose going from a title contender fight to fighting a guy who nobody knows (and probably wont even remember tomorrow)... He had a full training camp preparing for pretty much the opposite kind of fighter and on top of that was injured before the fight (and it must not be a small injury either cause he needs surgery for it as Dana confirmed but he refused to back out of the fight like a true Warrior!!).. So he had to be smart and handle business in an efficient way, which he did.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Really like Mousasi. Called himself out for the lay n pray stand up version.

    Great showing by Brandao.

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  • gm1
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    Descent performance from both but I am sorry they will never be in top tier in UFC. If you want to see a stand up fighter Mousasi is great to watch....He should of knocked out Latifi.
    Latifi is suppose to be a wrestler, wow...couldnt take Mousasi down. I dont care how great your TDD, if your a good wrestler, and you want to take someone down, you will...
    NOT THAT GOOD OF A WRESTLER.....

    Reply 1 year ago