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 seems as though a veteran fighter will step up and fill the emptiness if Gustafsson’s scheduled fight against Gegard Mousasi can’t move on. Wanderlei Silva, that defeated Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 last month, tweeted now the UFC called him about taking the fight against Mousasi this past weekend, and that he’s 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, which he has already packed his bags for Sweden and will be carrying Rafael Cordeiro and Fabricio Werdum together with him to be in his corner that weekend. However, as demonstrated by a tweet from UFC president Dana White, the fight Gustafsson and Mousasi is still happening, even though 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 forehead is poor enough that the Swedish MMA Federation has threatened to pull the plug in the fight. In the event 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. But a struggle between Mousasi and Silva — although not incorporating a Swedish fighter inside — remains an excellent bout and the fans that have paid for their tickets to the event ought to be happy if this is really the switch. If Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest principal event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, expect Mousasi to open as a healthy -250 favorite, with all the comeback on Silva being from 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 fight against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, and at his position steps 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 most important 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 on”The Ultimate Fighter” and another win, which would be five row, would push up him the middleweight ranks. Mutante (5-2) won TUF Brazil last June in UFC 147 when he defeated Sergio Moraes. But he’s been out with accidents since. Mutante will be coming off a lengthy layoff going into this bout with Camozzi, that has 30 minutes of cage time since Mutante’s final appearance, and that will likely prove to be a large disadvantage. Expect this fight to be rather close in the betting chances, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to watch Camozzi as the preferred for after, even though he’ll be battling in Mutante’s garden in Brazil and even believed Mutante has more hype surrounding him.
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