MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR MONDAY: SILVA VS. MOUSASI RUMORED
With a cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s forehead setting the main event of the Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 occasion into query, it seems like a veteran fighter will step up and fill in the emptiness if Gustafsson’s scheduled struggle against Gegard Mousasi can’t go on. Wanderlei Silva, who conquered Brian Stann via knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 9 last month, tweeted now that the UFC telephoned him about taking the fight against Mousasi this past weekend, and that he has approved and will be departing for Sweden early Tuesday morning. TATAME.com affirmed with Silva what he tweeted wasn’t an April Fool’s joke, and that he’s already packed his bags for Sweden and will probably 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 fight with Gustafsson and Mousasi is still happening, although it’s been reported by multiple Swedish news outlets that the fight is 99 percent likely to be cancelled because the cut over Gustafsson’s eyebrow is bad enough 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 event is a lightweight battle between Ross Pearson and Ryan Couture and that fight definitely isn’t main event caliber. However, a fight between Mousasi and Silva — although not incorporating a Swedish fighter inside — is still an excellent bout and the fans who have paid for their tickets to the event should be happy if that is really the change. In case Mousasi vs. Silva becomes the newest principal event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, expect Mousasi to open as a healthful -250 favorite, together with the comeback on Silva being from the +200 range. Camozzi Fills In For Dollaway Against Mutante At UFC About FX 8 An injury to CB Dollaway has forced him out of his upcoming UFC on FX 8 fight 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 at Arena Jaragua at Jaragua do Sul, will occur 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 from the UFC middleweight division. The 28-year-old has made continuous improvements to his game because his time «The Ultimate Fighter» and yet another triumph, which would be five in row, could push him way up the middleweight rankings. Mutante (5-2) won TUF Brazil last June at UFC 147 when he conquered Sergio Moraes. However, he has been out with injuries ever since. Mutante will soon be coming off a lengthy layoff going to this bout with Camozzi, who has 30 minutes of cage time because Mutante’s final appearance, which will likely prove to be a big disadvantage. Expect this fight to be rather close in the gambling chances, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to watch Camozzi as the favorite for once, even though he will be fighting at Mutante’s garden in Brazil and even believed Mutante has more hype surrounding him.
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