With a cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s forehead putting the main event of the Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 event into query, it appears as though a veteran fighter is going to step up and fill the emptiness if Gustafsson’s scheduled struggle against Gegard Mousasi can’t move on. Wanderlei Silva, that conquered Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 last month, tweeted today that the UFC telephoned him about taking the fight against Mousasi this past weekend, which he’s accepted and will be departing for Sweden early Tuesday morning. TATAME.com affirmed with Silva what he tweeted wasn’t an April Fool’s joke, and that he’s packed his bags for Sweden and will probably be taking Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum with him to maintain his corner this weekend. However, according to a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the struggle with Gustafsson and Mousasi is still happening, although it’s been reported by numerous Swedish news outlets which the fight is 99 percent going to be cancelled since the cut over Gustafsson’s forehead is poor enough the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug on the struggle. If the Gustafsson vs. Mousasi fight doesn’t happen, then the scheduled co-main occasion is a lightweight conflict involving Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture and that fight definitely is not main event standard. However, a struggle between Mousasi and Silva — although not incorporating a Swedish fighter inside — remains an superb bout and the lovers who have paid for their tickets to the event should be happy if this is indeed the switch. If Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, expect Mousasi to open as a healthful -250 favorite, together 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 out of his forthcoming UFC on FX 8 fight against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, also at his position steps Chris Camozzi, who conquered Nick Ring via split decision at UFC 158 only two weeks ago. The fight, which takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua at Jaragua do Sul, will occur on the evening’s main 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 continuous improvements to his game since his time on”The Ultimate Fighter” and yet another win, which would be five in row, could push him way up the middleweight ranks. Mutante (5-2) won TUF Brazil last June in UFC 147 when he defeated Sergio Moraes. However, he’s been out with injuries ever since. Mutante will soon be coming off a lengthy layoff going into this bout with Camozzi, who has 30 minutes of cage time since Mutante’s final appearance, and that will likely prove to be a big disadvantage. Expect this struggle to be pretty close from the betting chances, but it would not be surprising at all to see Camozzi as the favorite for after, even though he’ll be battling at Mutante’s garden in Brazil and even believed Mutante has much more hype surrounding him.
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