Having a cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s forehead putting the major event of this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 occasion into query, it appears as though a veteran fighter will step up and fill the void if Gustafsson’s scheduled fight against Gegard Mousasi can’t go on. Wanderlei Silva, that defeated Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 final month, tweeted now that the UFC telephoned him about taking the struggle against Mousasi this past weekend, and that he has accepted and will be leaving for Sweden early Tuesday morning. TATAME.com confirmed with Silva what he tweeted was not an April Fool’s joke, which he has packed his bags for Sweden and will be taking Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum with him to be in his corner this weekend. However, as demonstrated by a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the fight with Gustafsson and Mousasi is still happening, even though it’s been reported by multiple Swedish news outlets that the struggle is 99 percent likely to be cancelled because the cut above Gustafsson’s eyebrow is bad enough that the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug on the fight. In the event the Gustafsson vs. Mousasi fight doesn’t happen, then the scheduled co-main occasion is a lightweight battle involving Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture and that struggle definitely isn’t main event caliber. However, a fight between Mousasi and Silva — while not featuring a Swedish fighter in it — remains an superb bout and the fans that have paid for their tickets to the event ought to be happy if that is indeed the change. In case Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest principal event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, expect Mousasi to open as a healthy -250 favorite, with all the comeback on Silva being in the +200 range. Camozzi Fills In For Dollaway Against Mutante At UFC On FX 8 An injury to CB Dollaway has forced him from his upcoming UFC on FX 8 struggle against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, also at his position measures Chris Camozzi, who defeated Nick Ring via split decision at UFC 158 just two weeks ago. The battle, which takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua at Jaragua do Sul, will occur on the evening’s most important card. Camozzi (19-5) has looked great as of late, picking up four-straight victories over Ring, Luiz Cane, Nick Catone, and Dustin Jacoby to emerge as a darkhorse contender in the UFC middleweight division. The 28-year-old has made continuous improvements to his game because his time on”The Ultimate Fighter” and yet another win, which could be five in row, could push up him the middleweight ranks. Mutante (5-2) won TUF Brazil last June in UFC 147 when he conquered Sergio Moraes. But he’s been out with accidents since. Mutante will be coming off a long layoff going into this bout with Camozzi, who has 30 minutes of cage time because Mutante’s last look, and that will likely end up being a large drawback. Expect this struggle to be pretty close from the gambling chances, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Camozzi as the favorite for after, even though he’ll be fighting in Mutante’s backyard in Brazil and even believed Mutante has much more hype surrounding him.
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