Gustaffson vs. Mousasi will be five round bout

Friday, March 01, 2013

Things can get a little dicey when you start to expand outside the usual channels, as White and Co. found out when they started talking turkey with the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF).

The good news is, the safety-conscious Swedes are on board for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Stockhold, Sweden, according to our friends at

The union wrote in its application that the match should go between two established, experienced and highly qualified MMA practitioners who are so skilled that they are approaching the level of world title fights.

Against this background and taking into account that there are two practitioners who are at the world level, approves Martial Arts Delegation one game on 25 minutes. The decision was not unanimous. The delegation’s Medical expert neurologist doctor Bjorn Lindvall at the University Hospital in Orebro, are dissenting. The actual decision on the CAB website.

It’s important to note that the SMMAF has not changed its position on head trauma and this ruling should be considered the exception, not the rule.

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