Having a cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s forehead putting the major event of this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 event into question, it appears as though a veteran fighter will step up and fill the emptiness if Gustafsson’s scheduled struggle against Gegard Mousasi can not go on. Wanderlei Silva, that defeated Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 final month, tweeted today that the UFC telephoned him about taking the fight against Mousasi last weekend, which he has approved and will be departing for Sweden early Tuesday morning. TATAME.com affirmed with Silva that what he tweeted wasn’t an April Fool’s joke, and that he has packed his bags for Sweden and will be taking Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum with him to be in his corner that weekend. But, according to a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the struggle Gustafsson and Mousasi is still going on, although it’s been reported by multiple Swedish news outlets which the struggle is 99 percent going to be cancelled since the cut over Gustafsson’s eyebrow is bad enough the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug on the struggle. If the Gustafsson vs. Mousasi fight doesn’t occur, then the scheduled co-main event is a lightweight conflict between Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture which struggle definitely isn’t main event caliber. However, a struggle between Mousasi and Silva — although not incorporating a Swedish fighter inside — remains an excellent bout and the lovers who have paid for their tickets to the event should be happy if this is indeed the switch. In case Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the new principal event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, expect Mousasi to open as a healthful -250 favorite, with the comeback on Silva being in the +200 range. Camozzi Fills In For Dollaway Against Mutante In UFC On FX 8 An accident to CB Dollaway has forced him from his upcoming UFC on FX 8 struggle against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, and at his place measures Chris Camozzi, who conquered Nick Ring via split decision at UFC 158 just over two weeks ago. The battle, which takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua at Jaragua do Sul, will take place on the evening’s main 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 constant improvements to his game because his time “The Ultimate Fighter” and another triumph, which would be five row, could push up him the middleweight rankings. Mutante (5-2) won TUF Brazil past June at UFC 147 when he defeated Sergio Moraes. However, he’s been out with accidents since. Mutante will soon be coming off a long layoff going to this bout with Camozzi, that has 30 minutes of cage time since Mutante’s last look, and that will probably end up being a large disadvantage. Anticipate this struggle to be rather close in the betting chances, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to watch Camozzi as the preferred for once, even though he will be fighting at Mutante’s garden in Brazil and even believed Mutante has much more hype surrounding him.
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