With a cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s eyebrow putting the major event of the Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 event into query, it seems like a veteran fighter is going to step up and fill in the void if Gustafsson’s scheduled fight against Gegard Mousasi can’t move on. Wanderlei Silva, who conquered Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 last month, tweeted today the UFC telephoned him about taking the struggle against Mousasi this past weekend, and that he has accepted and will be departing 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 carrying Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum with him to maintain his corner that weekend. But, as demonstrated by a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the struggle Gustafsson and Mousasi is still going on, even though it’s been reported by multiple Swedish news outlets which the struggle is 99 percent likely to be cancelled since the cut above Gustafsson’s eyebrow is bad enough that the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug in the fight. In the event the Gustafsson vs. Mousasi fight doesn’t happen, then the scheduled co-main occasion is a lightweight conflict involving Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture and that fight definitely is not main event standard. However, a fight between Mousasi and Silva — although not featuring a Swedish fighter in it — is still an excellent bout and the fans who have paid for their tickets to the event should be happy if this is really the switch. If Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, anticipate Mousasi to start as a healthy -250 favorite, together 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 forthcoming UFC on FX 8 fight against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, and in his place measures Chris Camozzi, who defeated Nick Ring via split decision at UFC 158 only two weeks ago. The fight, which takes place May 18 in Arena Jaragua at Jaragua do Sul, will occur 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 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 at UFC 147 when he conquered Sergio Moraes. However, he’s been out with injuries ever since. Mutante will soon be coming off a long layoff going into this bout with Camozzi, who has 30 minutes of cage time since Mutante’s final look, and that will likely end up being a large drawback. Expect this struggle to be pretty close from the gambling odds, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to watch Camozzi as the preferred for after, even though he’ll be fighting in Mutante’s garden in Brazil and even believed Mutante has more hype surrounding him.
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