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“UFC On FUEL TV: Mousasi Vs. Latifi” Results

Good morning and welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC on FUEL TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi.

Today’s fight card comes to us live from the Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. We’ll have complete coverage of the entire card, which airs on Facebook and FUEL TV.

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Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef

We begin things in the welterweight division, as hometown fighters Papy Abedi (8-2) and Besam Yousef (6-1) enter the Octagon. The referee in charge will be Robert Sundel.

Round 1: We start off like the Evans-Nogueira match from earlier this year with a lot of popping of Yousef to the lead-hand of Abedi. Now, some kicks are thrown in by both fighters. Abedi working the inside leg kicks, doing early damage to Yousef’s calf area. Yousef catches him with some solid strikes, and a trip takedown scores. Abedi gets the advantage, moving to the top, and into guard. Knee to the body connects from Abedi, but allows Yousef to get to his feet. Yousef finishes strong inside the clinch with some solid rights and knees, but Abedi gets a late takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Abedi

Round 2: Back inside the clinch, with Yousef gaining the upperhand. Big uppercut connects from Yousef. Into the guard of Yousef goes Abedi, landing some nice elbows. Abedi with a solid knee to the body, and has his takedown attempt stuffed. Pair of elbows connect from Yousef, as do more shots to the body. Yousef looks fresh, while Abedi appears to be winded. Plenty of power strikes have damaged the body of Abedi.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Yousef

Round 3: Yousef comes flying in, working the body with more big blows. Abedi scores a trip takedown, his first since the opening round. Abedi takes the back and has an opening, punishing the body himself in side control. Yousef is able to survive the ground attack, and is now in top position. The ref, though, quickly stands them up as we go under a minute left. Big right catches Abedi.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Yousef

Papy Abedi def. Besam Yousef via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor

Middleweights compete next, as Michael Kuiper (12-1) battles Tom Lawlor (8-5). The third man inside the Octagon will be Marko Gylleland.

Round 1: Lawlor working for a takedown, but Kuiper is stuffing each attempt in the early going. While still working the takedown, Lawlor is landing some nice body shots. Kuiper with a takedown of his own thanks to a judo trip. Kuiper lands another takedown and connects. And, just like that, a lift-and-plant takedown from Kuiper puts Lawlor on his back. Kuiper working for a potential kimura, but winds up taking the back instead. Lawlor shoots for a takedown, gets stuffed and eats some nasty punches as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kuiper

Round 2: Lawlor appears to have suffered a knee injury in the latter stages of round one. Kuiper attempts a takedown and Lawlor goes for a guillotine, dropping to the ground with it still locked in. Lawlor doesn’t let go, and Kuiper is forced to tap.

Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:05 of Round 2

Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare

Back to the welterweights, as Ben Alloway (13-3) takes on a debuting Ryan LaFlare (7-0). Kristian Hacklou is the referee for this one.

Round 1: LaFlare scores first with a body lock takedown, and working some nice punches from side control. Alloway gets to his feet and connects with some knees to the body, and follows up with a takedown of his own. LaFlare gets an elbow through the guard, passing and looking for a potential arm triangle as the round winds down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for LaFlare

Round 2: LaFlare with a takedown from the clinch. He works very quickly to get that and it is very smooth, nicely down. Alloway lands an upkick, but LaFlare quickly pounces again and into half-guard. North-South position, and LaFlare hints at a possible armlock. Alloway throws a big elbow that lands, his best shot of the fight. LaFlare answers with a combo and a kick. Kick from LaFlare drops him and he goes for the attack. Big elbow from Alloway connects.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for LaFlare

Round 3: Alloway appears the fresher fighter, throws a big kick to start the round. LaFlare, though, scores with a takedown and works to side control. Alloway continues to hint at a triangle, but is unable to get it. No real damage done by LaFlare. Two minutes left, Alloway stuffs a takedown and moves to the back, but LaFlare escapes and avoids a triangle attempt.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for LaFlare

Ryan LaFlare def. Ben Alloway via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Marcus Brimage vs. Conor McGregor

A very interesting featherweight contest next, as Marcus Brimage (6-1) welcomes Irish prospect Conor McGregor (12-2) to the UFC. These two had an intense staredown after weigh-ins on Friday and should bring that to the Octagon next. The referee will be Robert Sundel.

Round 1: Brimage comes right after McGregor, who is throwing some sweet spinning kicks. Brimage lands, but McGregor connects and stuns him, and again. McGregor appears to be looking to counter, allowing him to come in. Pair of nasty uppercuts, and another and McGregor pounces, finishing this one quickly. No nerves whatsoever by McGregor, who impressed me greatly with this finish, as Brimage is one tough fighter.

Conor McGregor def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (strikes) at 1:07 of Round 1

Chris Spang vs. Adlan Amagov

Our final welterweight fight of the card is up now, as Chris Spang (5-1) and Adlan Amagov (11-2-1) each make their Octagon debuts. The referee will be Leon Roberts. This is also the first time Amagov has fought at welterweight, as he recently told FightLine about the decision.

Round 1: Amagov looking to land that front kick to the lead leg, much like Jon Jones does and did to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Smooth spinning back kick by Amagov. Amagov drops Spang with a kick to the chest, but he pounces right back up. Not much offense from Spang yet, but with his boxing background, it only takes one. Amagov mixing head kicks, body kicks and that “stomp” kick as Kenny Florian called it well, and even throwing in some spinning kicks; great offense by the Russian.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Amagov

Round 2: Amagov throws a spinning back kick with two twirls, but Spang has seen enough and is moving forward. Head kick lands by Amagov, who follows up with a takedown. Spang throwing more kicks now, trying to keep Amagov off balance.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Amagov

Round 3: Spang has to feel like he needs a finish to win, and starts coming right after him to start – much like round two. Amagov, though, is able to avoid taking any combos from the boxer. Amagov with a takedown, showing all of his skills in this runaway victory with jsut over a minute left. Nice kick from Amagov while still trying for a takedown. Belly-to-back suplex by Amagov puts the finishing touches on this one.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Amagov

Adlan Amagov def. Chris Spang via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tor Troeng vs. Adam Cella

In an interesting fight, a pair of Ultimate Fighter competitors will square off before the finale of the show takes place next Saturday, as Tor Troeng (15-4-1) battles Adam Cella (4-0). The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: Troeng rocking the TUF shorts for this fight, as is Cella, who is looking to use his kicks to his advantage. Troeng fires off a takedown and scores with it. Troeng postures up and fires down with a clean strike right to the jaw and into guard. Troeng takes the back, locks in a hook, gets the second and has two minutes to work. Troeng has an opening and lands some nice lefts before getting the rear-naked choke secured and forcing the tap.

Tor Troeng def. Adam Cella via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:11 of Round 1

Reza Madadi vs. Michael Johnson

We’ll conclude the Facebook prelims in the lightweight division, as Reza Madadi (12-3) takes on Michael Johnson (12-7). Both fighters are coming off losses, so a win is of the utmost importance. The referee will be Marko Gylleland.

Round 1: Both fighters had to be separated as soon as Madadi walked inside the Octagon, almost forcing a staredown. Very intense look from both men. Johnson with a high kick, but Madadi catches the brunt of it. Quick right jab lands from Johnson, and Madadi fires back with his own. Johnson’s striking has been more effective, but Madadi gets a trip takedown and moves into the full guard. Madadi with an elbow through the defense, as he is in his area of strength. Madadi drops back for a leg lock, but Johnson counters and reverses. Johnson catches Madadi and floors him, as Madadi took the brunt force of that kick but will survive the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 2: Madadi avoids the strike and scores a takedown, working to quickly take the mount position, which he does, much to the delight of the crowd. Madadi reigns down with a couple of elbows and goes for an arm triangle, but Johnson avoids it. Madadi easily gets another takedown, as Johnson has no defense for it. Elbows and quick punches from Madadi, who is looking to bust him open with two-plus minutes left. Madadi in complete control with an arm locked up and firing down rights from half-guard. The latter half of the round has been all Madadi, but he hasn’t done a whole lot of damage to Johnson.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Madadi

Round 3: Mat exchange results in Madadi on top and in control. All “Mad Dog” so far through the opening minutes of the final round, firing down with big rights and looking for a choke. Just like that, Madadi gets the tap, earning the comeback win in front of his home fans. And, just like Jose Aldo, Madadi runs into the crowd after leaping out of the cage.

Reza Madadi def. Michael Johnson via submission (arm-in-triangle) at 1:33 of Round 3


Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta

We begin the main card with the first of two featherweight collisions, as Akira Corassani (10-3) takes on Robbie Peralta (16-3). The third man inside the Octagon will be Kristian Hacklou.

Round 1: Corassani staying on the outside, trying to hit and run to avoid the power of Peralta. A lot of feeling out so far, and Peralta powers through and grabs hold, but is unable to score a takedown. Corassani catches him with an overhand right, using his movement to his advantage. Peralta fires back with a stiff left jab that gets through the defense.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Corassani

Round 2: Peralta throws a huge right and shoots in for a takedown, working hard to drag Corassani to the mat. No takedown, but an exchange of knees to the body. Peralta lands a quick shot and stuns Corassani, and continues to attack, pouncing all over him. Corassani recovers and gets a half-takedown, as the fence kept Peralta upright. Corassani unloads with a right that staggers Peralta against the fence, and he throws another that misses. Left by Corassani lands and he likely claims the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Corassani

Round 3: Both men have slowed down with their pace and attack, but Corassani is able to score with a takedown as we go under four minutes. Peralta has a hold of the arm, but is unable to lock anything up from this position. Corassani gets another takedown after Peralta works hard to get to his feet. A cut on the head of Corassani, and Peralta attacks that spot, looking to leave his mark.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Peralta

Akira Corassani def. Robbie Peralta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza

Up next will be former Ultimate Fighter winner Diego Brandao (16-8) taking on Pablo Garza (12-3). The referee in charge will be Marko Gyllenland.

Round 1: Garza looks like a giant compared to Brandao, standing in at 6-foot-1 and holding a nine-inch reach advantage. Brandao with a stiff jab that forces Garza up against the fence. Brandao attacking, landing lefts, rights and knees, and scoring with a powerful takedown. Brandao continues to work, moving to a side/arm triangle choke and getting it after working hard to secure the submission.

Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza via submission (arm triangle) at 3:27 of Round 1

Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton

A pair of fighters looking to get back on track in the bantamweight division square off next, as Brad Pickett (22-7) battles Mike Easton (13-2). Leon Roberts is the man in charge of the action.

Round 1: Easton using his strength to keep Pickett up against the fence, working hard for the takedown. The two exchange elbows, and Pickett reverses course. Pickett looking for an uppercut, as Easton is leaving a hole in the middle of his defense. Pickett storms in and is denied a takedown attempt. Kick connects from Easton, and the two exchange strikes. Quick takedown scores from Easton as we go under a minute, likely earning him the round with that move. Pickett, though, comes right back and lands a double-leg takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Easton

Round 2: Easton with a big knee inside the clinch that lands, and shows his power by tossing Pickett across the cage. Both appear content to stand and trade, throwing lefts and rights in bunches. Pickett takes Easton down, but is unable to keep him there. Pickett controlling the latter stages of this round with his wrestling and striking, though Easton quickly answers with a takedown almost on queue. Easton working for a kimura from half-guard, but Pickett avoids it. Easton fends off a takedown attempt. Pickett finds some energy and lands several big strikes to conclude the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pickett

Round 3: Pickett working his striking to start the round, and Easton appears willing to engage before sliding to the side and scoring a takedown. Pickett, though, reverses and is on top with three-plus minutes to go. All Pickett with the ground-and-pound. Easton rolls and is able to get to his feet. but Pickett slams him back to the mat. Easton rolls and nearly gets caught in a guillotine but is able to avoid it. Thrilling finish to an excellent fight, as both men stand and trade until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pickett

Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton via split decision (28-29, 3027, 30-27)

Matt Mitrione vs. Phil De Fries

The lone heavyweight fight on the card is up next, as Matt Mitrione (5-2) looks to snap a two-fight losing skid vs. Phil De Fries (9-2), who is 1-2 in his last three after starting his career 8-0. In charge of these big boys will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: De Fries sprawling nicely to start, but this one is all over, as it appears he hit himself going for a takedown and Mitrione pounced. Mitrione landed several blows and this one is over, as the ref is forced to step in and call it.

Matt Mitrione def. Phil De Fries via KO (strikes) at :19 of Round 1

Ross Pearson vs. Ryan Couture

The co-main event is up next and features former Ultimate Fighter winner Ross Pearson (14-6) welcoming Ryan Couture (6-1) to the Octagon. Couture, of course, is the son of former UFC champion and Hall of Famer Randy Couture. The referee will be Leon Roberts

Round 1: Couture goes right for a takedown, but Pearson fends it off. Some solid clinch work going on, as Couture is making him carry his weight and avoiding any big power shots. Just like his father used to do, Couture is controlling the action against the fence. Pearson finally separates and throws a big kick that glances off the side of the head. Pearson lands a big knee and left-hook combo.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Couture

Round 2: Pearson stalking Couture now, hitting him with some massive hooks off combos. Couture doesn’t want to engage in a striking match, but he is doing enough to keep Pearson on the edge in regards to what is coming next. A left connects from Pearson, who follows up with a body shot. Pearson catches a kick and pounces, but it unable to do any damage. Couture gets up and Pearson starts attacking, clobbering him against the fence and dropping him with several left hooks.

Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture via TKO (strikes) at 3:45 of Round 2

Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi

It’s time for the new main event, as Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2) makes his Octagon debut against Ilir Latifi (7-2). Latifi, of course, replaced Alexander Gustafsson, who suffered a cut in training last week and was not cleared for battle. The referee will be Marc Goddard.

Round 1: A very stoic Mousasi walked to the Octagon, seemingly not having any kind of issue with facing a new opponent. Mousasi on the stalk, trapping Latifi and snapping off some nice, quick jabs. Latifi shoots and is denied with ease on a takedown attempt. Quick right jab connects from Mousasi, who is playing to his natural, patient ways. Latifi throws a pair of huge rights that miss, but connects on a left hook that gets the attention of his opponent. Two more jabs and Latifi winces in pain from the power of Mousasi.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi

Round 2: Surprising to many, Latifi made it through the first round. Mousasi back to working his jab, but Latifi is gaining confidence, throwing his own jabs now. Latifi lands some nice shots, but is backing up now. Mousasi catches him and he winces, continuing to march him down and pin him into a corner. Blood tickling out of the right eye of Latifi. Mousasi defends another takedown with ease, but is unable to move to the back in a submission attempt. It feels as if Mousasi is unsure of everything Latifi brings, which makes sense considering the short nature of the replacement.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Mousasi

Round 3: Lots of swelling around the eyes of Latifi, who has eaten a lot of jabs. Big kick nearly sweeps Mousasi to the floor. Big spinning high kick by Latifi misses, but he is throwing everything he has at the former champion early in this round. Latifi’s face is a bloody mess now, but he fires off a right that catches the attention of Mousasi. Mousasi has a different demeanor now, as he seems upset by the constant running of his opponent. Latifi trips Mousasi down with less than 30 seconds left, but is unable to do anything. However, Latifi fires off as Mousasi kind of looks bothered and lands a few big rights before the bell sounds.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi

Gegard Mousasi def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Thanks for joining us, and we’ll see you throughout the rest of the coming week leading up to another Saturday show: The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale next weekend.