Source: Alexander Gustafsson Injured, UFC on Fuel TV 9 Main Event in Jeopardy


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Following reports Sunday morning by Swedish media outlets SVT.se and MMANYTT.se, Sherdog.com’s Ryan O’Leary (MMAViking.com) confirmed that Alexander Gustafsson has suffered a facial laceration that has put in doubt the light heavyweight contender’s showdown against Gegard Mousasi Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 9.

The fight is slated for the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Speaking with O’Leary, Swedish MMA Federation President George Sallfeldt discussed Gustafsson’s cut and the prospects of fighting next weekend in the Fuel TV-televised main event.

Sallfeldt stated that the laceration was a “freak accident” that occurred during the 26-year-old’s final scheduled sparring session, and that there was a “99 percent chance [that Gustafsson] will not be cleared in time” by Swedish MMA Federation (the commission that overseas combat sports in the country) doctors to compete on April 6.

“It’s not Alexander Gusatfsson’s choice, it is the doctors call,” Sallfeldt told O’Leary. “Gustafsson wants to fight.”

The Swedish finisher stands at 15-1 as a professional mixed martial artist, and holds a 7-1 record inside the Octagon.

As of publication time, the UFC has yet to comment on Gustafsson’s injury. Stay tuned to Sherdog.com for real-time updates regarding the situation.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 17 days ago
  • 35 views

See you in "Sin City." Canada? Pfffft. Sweden? As if. The Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson light heavyweight championship rematch, recently booked for the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014, now has a place to call home, according to promotion president Dana White. Well, sorta. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Friday (July 4) announced the event would be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, but has yet to reveal an official venue, though both MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay ar more

  • 17 days ago
  • 29 views

Sorry Torontonians, Las Vegas is the place to be for one of the biggest fights of the year. The first epic clash between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson took place in Toronto, Ontario, and the rematch was supposed to be in the same city. Those plans have been nixed, and on a special edition of UFC Tonight, Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed that UFC 178 will be in Las Vegas on 9/27. Believe it or not, it's the first time that Jones has fought in Vegas as a champion, although they tried to accomplish more

  • 4 days ago
  • 43 views

Alexander Gustafsson will be training at Alliance MMA for his light-heavyweight title rematch with champion Jon Jones at UFC 178. more

  • 28 days ago
  • 40 views

For Jon Jones, success at UFC 178 won’t be attained by merely winning and defending his light heavyweight title. He has to dominate Alexander Gustafsson on September 27. It’s hard to imagine that a year has almost passed since Jones and Gustafsson’s epic light heavyweight clash at UFC 165. Both men expended every ounce of fight in their bodies for 25 minutes in arguably the greatest title fight in UFC history. When the battle smoke lifted, Jones was left standing with his hand raised, but Gustaf more

  • 19 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo is injured and won't be able to defend his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 176. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 that UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo is injured and his UFC 176 headliner against Chad Mendes is cancelled. This is terrible news for Jose Aldo fans who have had to endure cancelled fight after long injury induced layoffs between rare opportunites to see their man in the Octagon. Since becoming the UFC Featherwei more

  • 19 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is injured and out of the pay-per-view main event against Chad Mendes, according to a report from UFC Tonight on Wednesday. more

  • 11 days ago
  • 58 views

"The Punk" gets punked ... yet again. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, will no longer throw hands opposite Michael Johnson at the upcoming UFC on FOX 12 event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014. That's because "The Menace" has been injured, according to MMA Junkie, and forced to withdraw from the event. To complicate matters, the promotion has roughly two weeks to find a replacement against a fighter more

  • 11 days ago
  • 49 views

The anticipated lightweight match-up between Josh Thomson and Michael Johnson has been discarded after Johnson withdrew with an injury. One of the most exciting contests on the UFC on FOX 12 fight card will no longer be taking place, as Michael Johnson withdrew from his feature fight against Josh Thomson with an undisclosed injury. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the news. The UFC is still looking for a potential opponent for Thomson, who is coming off a controversial decision loss to form more

  • 28 days ago
  • 29 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog more