Picture

Swedish Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) headlines April's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event in a five round fight that finally has been approved.

"However, it is important to remember that this decision does not mean that the overall match time for (all) MMA matches increases," said SMMAF President George Sallfeldt.

Earlier, at the time the bout between Gustafsson and Mousasi was announced, the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF) said the light-heavyweight fight wasn't approved for five rounds and needed special clearance.

UFC boss Dana White recently announced that Gustafsson will be the next title contender if he beats Mousasi.

UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes place April 6 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Eric Kelly vs. Ev Ting headlines ONE Championship 37 on Jan. 29

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

ONE Championship has announced the lineup for its second event of the new year.Filed under: News read news >>

Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza headlines UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil

  • 19 days ago
  • 28 views

UFC Fight Night 87 takes place in Brazil on May 14 and two of the biggest superstars in the country will headline the event when Vitor Belfort faces Ronaldo Souza in a middleweight showdown.Filed und read news >>

Dos Anjos vs. McGregor Now Headlines UFC 196; Hendricks vs. Thompson is a Fight Night

  • 11 days ago
  • 88 views

With a heavyweight championship scrapped, dos Anjos vs. McGregor takes the UFC 196 moniker, while Hendricks vs. Thompson becomes a UFC Fight Night. read news >>

Hendricks vs. Thompson Now Headlines UFC Fight Night on FS1 Feb. 6 in Las Vegas

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC® announced today that its card on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will now air live on FS1 and be headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between former read news >>

Hendricks vs. Thompson Now Headlines UFC Fight Night on FS1

  • 10 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC announced that its card on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will now air live on FS1, headlined by Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson. read news >>

Damacio Page vs. Matt Schnell title fight headlines Legacy FC 52

  • 9 days ago
  • 13 views

A flyweight title fight will headline March’s Legacy FC 52 event in Louisiana. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>

Bellator signs PRIDE, Strikeforce, veteran heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov to multi-fight deal

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 views

Two days after the announcement of one of its highest profile free-agent signings to date, Bellator continues to bolster its roster with the addition of a veteran heavyweight.Filed under: Bellator, N read news >>

Bellator Signs Former Pride Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 views

Pride and Strikeforce veteran Sergei Kharitonov is the latest free agent signed by Bellator MMA. read news >>

Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman Immediate Rematch Headlines UFC 199

  • 4 days ago
  • 44 views

UFC president Dana White dropped some big fights on Wednesday, including a rematch between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman. read news >>

Brandon Cash Aiming for the Money in WSOF Global Heavyweight Title

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Brandon Cash is going straight for the money, taking aim at the WSOF Global heavyweight championship in Tokyo. read news >>