Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com today for all the results live as they happen from UFC On Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Sweden.
The action is set to get underway at aprox 10.50pm ET (3.50pm UK) with the main card commencing at 2pm ET (7pm UK).
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Gegard Mousasi defeats Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ross Pearson defeats Ryan Couture by TKO at 3.45mins of Rd2
Matt Mitrione defeats Philip De Fries by KO at 0.19mins of Rd1
Brad Pickett defeats Mike Easton by split decision (30-27 x2, 28-29)
Diego Brandao defeats Pablo Garza by submission (arm triangle) at 3.27mins of Rd1
Great work from Brandao to finish Garza inside the opening round. Garza’s height and reach advantage looked like being a bit of a problem for the Brazilian early, so he wisely opted to close the distance and opt for a takedown instead, hoisting Garza up and slamming him to the mat. After working some ground and pound he slickly moved for the arm triangle and forced the tap.
Akira Corassani defeats Robert Peralta by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Nice win for Corassani here, but he had to dig deep for it. In the opening round he utilized movement well to avoid Peralta’s power punches, but in the second he got caught with a left hook that wobbled him badly. Peralta wasn’t able to fully capitalize on the advantage though and Corassani managed to regain his bearings and later in the round flipped the script when he landed a big overhand right that had Peralta wobbled. In the third Corassani smartly opted to mix in takedowns which proved a successful strategy that helped him on his way to the decision win.
Reza Madadi defeats Michael Johnson by submission (d’arce choke) at 1.33mins of Rd3
Johnson got the better of the first round in this fight, and was able to floor Madadi with a head kick as he rose following a spell on the ground. The Swedish fighter was on wobbly legs as he got back to his feet, but managed to survive in the final few seconds of the round. At this stage the fight looked firmly in Johnson’s favour, but Madadi regrouped and came out strong in the second round, getting Johnson to the mat and landing some strong ground and pound. He did so again early in the third and was then able to bait Johnson into position to sink in a tight d’arce choke that produced the tap for a very nice comback victory.
Tor Troéng defeats Adam Cella by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3.11mins of Rd1
Comfortable win for Troeng here, getting the fight to the mat early and then locking up the RNC.
Adlan Amagov defeats Chris Spang by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Amagov never had Spang really hurt in this fight, but he did dominate him in the striking department with his versatile arsenal of kicks mixed in with the occasional takedown for good measure. It would have been nice to see some more urgency from him to go for the finish, but nonetheless it was a comfortable decision win for him.
Conor McGregor defeats Marcus Brimage by TKO at 1.07mins of Rd1
Wow, McGregor proved he’s the real deal here. He looked very relaxed in his debut and showed excellent counters to begin with and started to find a home for his uppercuts. A series of them dropped Brimage and some ground and pound to follow handed him a TKO win in his UFC debut.
Ryan LaFlare defeats Ben Alloway by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Takedowns and dominance from top control completely shut down Alloway in this fight and hands LaFlare a convincing though not very exciting decision win.
Tom Lawlor defeats Michael Kuiper by submission (guillotine choke) at 1.05mins of Rd2
Lawlor had a bad first round, repeatedly looking for the takedown but failing to break through Kuiper’s excellent defense and then finding himself being taken down a few times himself. To make matters worse he also appeared to injure his knee at one stage. That didn’t go unnoticed in the Kuiper corner and they urged their man to take advantage of it in the second round, but as Kuiper looked for a takedown early in the second, Lawlor seized his neck and dropped down for a guillotine choke. Kuiper tried to stay calm and work his way out, but couldn’t and was forced to tap.
Papy Abedi defeats Besam Yousef by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Abedi secured his win here with repeated trip takedowns through the three rounds allowing him sustained periods of control on the ground. He didn’t have it all his own way with Yousef being more effective with his striking, particularly in the clinch where his dirty boxing caused Abedi problems.