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:
Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture via R2 TKO
Matt Mitrione def. Phil DeFries ?via R1 KO (Punches)
Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza ?via R1 Submission (Arm Triangle)
Akira Corrasani def. Robbie Peralta via UNanimous Decision
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