UFC on Fuel TV 9 kicked off today in Sweden and featured a compelling card from top to bottom. Even though Alexander Gustafsson wasn’t able to compete in the main event against Gegard Mousasi, it was still a successful show.
In the main event, Mousasi took on Ilir Latifi, who is a training partner of Gustafsson. In their bout, Mousasi was able to put on a striking clinic and he landed jab after jab. Latifi fought back, but it was clear he wasn’t in the same league of Mousasi. Mousasi would get a unanimous decision in his UFC debut and will be looking to get another win under his belt in hopes of moving up in the light heavyweight division.
In the co-main event, Ross Pearson took on Ryan Couture. Couture showed good movement in the first and evaded the power shots from Pearson. However, the second round was completely different. Pearson was able to clip Couture and finish the fight. Pearson is now on a two fight winning streak, proving he has the hands to knockout any fighter if he connects flush.
For Couture, he will have to go back to the drawing board and shore up his striking deficiencies if he wants to compete in the UFC’s lightweight division. Pearson will more than likely get a top contender in his next bout and he is proving to be an exciting fighter each time he steps inside the cage.
It was a successful card in Sweden where both Pearson and Mousasi proved to be too much against their relatively inexperienced competition.