The UFC wasn’t left with many intriguing options outside of Wanderlei Silva’s well-played April Fools Day joke when news surfaced surrounding the immediate future of Alexander Gustafsson but has found a replacement nonetheless. According to an official announcement, newcomer Ilir Latifi will take Gustafsson’s spot in the scrap.
Gustafsson was forced to withdraw from a main event match-up with Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel 9 after suffering a cut so severe he could not be cleared to compete. He is a training partner of Latifi’s, making him both available as a fellow Swede and ready in terms of what Mousasi offers.
Latifi holds an overall record of 7-2 with five finishes and wins in his last three tilts.
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