Having a cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s eyebrow putting the major event of this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 occasion into query, it appears like a veteran fighter is going to step up and fill in the void if Gustafsson’s scheduled fight against Gegard Mousasi can not move on. Wanderlei Silva, that conquered Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 final month, tweeted today that the UFC called him about taking the struggle against Mousasi this past weekend, and that he has approved and will be leaving for Sweden early Tuesday morning. TATAME.com affirmed with Silva what he tweeted was not an April Fool’s joke, and that he has already packed his bags to Sweden and will be carrying Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum together with him to maintain his corner that weekend. However, as demonstrated by a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the fight with 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 that the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug in the struggle. If the Gustafsson vs. Mousasi fight does not occur, then the scheduled co-main occasion is a lightweight conflict involving Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture and that struggle definitely isn’t main event standard. However, a fight between Mousasi and Silva — although not incorporating a Swedish fighter inside — is still an superb bout and the fans that have paid for their tickets to the event ought to be happy if this is indeed the switch. In case Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, anticipate 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 At UFC On FX 8 An accident to CB Dollaway has forced him from his forthcoming UFC on FX 8 fight against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, and at his place steps Chris Camozzi, who defeated Nick Ring via split decision at UFC 158 just over two weeks ago. The fight, which takes place May 18 in Arena Jaragua at Jaragua do Sul, will take place on the evening’s most important card. Camozzi (19-5) has appeared 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 since his time on”The Ultimate Fighter” and yet another win, which would be five in row, would 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 injuries ever since. Mutante will soon be coming off a lengthy layoff going to this bout with Camozzi, that has 30 minutes of cage time since Mutante’s final appearance, which will likely prove to be a big drawback. Anticipate this fight to be pretty close from the betting odds, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Camozzi as the favorite for once, even though he’ll be battling in Mutante’s backyard in Brazil and even believed Mutante has much more hype surrounding him.
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