Alexander Gustafsson Suffers Cut, UFC on FUEL TV 9 Fight with Gegard Mousasi in Jeopardy

Written by Tom Ngo
March 31st, 2013

UFC Alexander Gustafsson

With less than a week remaining until the curtain is drawn on UFC on FUEL TV 9, the show’s featured attraction appears to be in serious jeopardy. According to Swedish news outlet MMANytt, Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) has suffered a cut that has put Saturday’s scrap against Gegard Mousasi in limbo.

The Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation will now determine whether Gustafsson can compete in six days.

The UFC has yet to confirm the light heavyweight’s status.

Gustafsson has won six straight fights. “The Mauler” was seen in December living up to his nickname by steamrolling former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Mousasi concluded his Strikeforce career in emphatic fashion by tapping out Mike Kyle in his last outing. “The Dreamcatcher” has posted an impressive 20-1-1 mark since 2006.

If the UFC decides to shelve the matchup for another day, as the bout order currently stands, the lightweight tango between Ryan Couture and Ross Pearson will headline Saturday’s gig.

Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden serves as host.

Here is the show’s revised roster if Gustafsson vs. Mousasi is pulled:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Facebook 10:50AM ET/7:50 AM PT)

Tor Troeng vs. Adam Cella

Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef

Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor

Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare

Conor McGregor vs. Marcus Brimage

Chris Spang vs. Adlan Amagov

Michael Johnson vs. Reza Madadi

Main Card:

(FUEL TV 2PM ET/11AM PT)

Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta

Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza

Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton

Matt Mitrione vs. Philip De Fries

Ryan Couture vs. Ross Pearson

Don’t forget to follow 5thRound on Twitter and Facebook!
COMMENTS