The lineup for UFC on Fuel 9 took a hit this week when headliner Alexander Gustafsson was forced out of his face-off with Gegard Mousasi. Fortunately, it appears the card should avoid any other last-second issues after the entire lot of competitors checked in on the scale and hit their required marks.
The man replacing Gustafsson – Ilir Latifi – clocked in at 206 pounds for his tilt with Mousasi in comparison to his adversary coming in at 204. Being slightly heavier will be the only advantage the 7-2 Latifi has going into the bout, facing a former Strikeforce champion with 22 wins in his last 25 fights.
Fans can catch the two clash tomorrow on Fuel TV. Preliminary actions starts on Facebook at 10:45 AM EST with main card match-ups at 2:00 PM EST.
Read below for a full list of UFC on Fuel 9 weigh-in results:
Papy Abedi (170 lbs) vs. Besam Yousef (168 lbs)
Michael Kuiper (186 lbs) vs. Tom Lawlor (185 lbs)
Benny Alloway (170 lbs) vs. Ryan LaFlare (171 lbs)
Marcus Brimage (145 lbs) vs. Conor McGregor (145 lbs)
Chris Spang (170 lbs) vs. Adlan Amagov (170 lbs)
Tor Troeng (185 lbs) vs. Adam Cella (184 lbs)
Reza Madadi (155 lbs) vs. Michael Johnson (155 lbs lbs)
Akira Corrasani (145 lbs) vs. Robbie Peralta (146 lbs)
Diego Brandao (145 lbs) vs. Pablo Garza (146 lbs)
Brad Pickett (135 lbs) vs. Mike Easton (135 lbs)
Matt Mitrione (259 lbs) vs. Phil DeFries (248 lbs)
Ross Pearson (155 lbs) vs. Ryan Couture (154 lbs)
Gegard Mousasi (204 lbs) vs. Ilir Latifi (206 lbs)
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