Having a cut above Alexander Gustafsson’s forehead putting the major event of this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 event into query, it seems like a veteran fighter will step up and fill in the void if Gustafsson’s scheduled struggle against Gegard Mousasi can’t go on. Wanderlei Silva, that defeated Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 last month, tweeted today the UFC called him about taking the struggle against Mousasi this past weekend, which he’s 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’s packed his bags for Sweden and will probably be taking Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum with him to maintain his corner this weekend. But, as demonstrated by a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the fight Gustafsson and Mousasi is still going on, although it’s been reported by numerous Swedish news outlets that the struggle is 99 percent likely to be cancelled since the cut above Gustafsson’s forehead is poor enough the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug in the fight. In the event the Gustafsson vs. Mousasi fight doesn’t occur, then the scheduled co-main event is a lightweight conflict between Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture and that struggle definitely is not main event caliber. However, a fight between Mousasi and Silva — while not incorporating a Swedish fighter inside — remains an excellent bout and the lovers that have paid for their tickets to the event should be happy if that is really the switch. If Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest principal event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, expect Mousasi to start as a healthy -250 favorite, together 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 out of his forthcoming 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 over two weeks ago. The battle, which takes place May 18 in Arena Jaragua in 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 successes 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 since his time “The Ultimate Fighter” and another win, which would be five in row, would push him way up the middleweight rankings. Mutante (5-2) won TUF Brazil past June in UFC 147 when he conquered Sergio Moraes. However, he has been out with accidents since. Mutante will soon be coming off a long layoff going into this bout with Camozzi, who has 30 minutes of cage period because Mutante’s last appearance, which will probably prove to be a large disadvantage. Anticipate this struggle to be rather close from the betting chances, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Camozzi as the preferred for once, even though he will be battling in Mutante’s backyard in Brazil and even thought Mutante has much more hype surrounding him.
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