Report: Gustafsson suffers cut, out of Saturday’s UFC main event

Sunday, March 31, 2013

UFC lightheavyweight Alexander Gustafson is scheduled to fight Gegard Mousasi in this weekend’s UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event. A report from Sweden however is that the bout is off:

Swedish media outlet Sportspegeln today reported that “The Mauler” (via Kimura.se) suffered a significant cut in training and that he will be unable to compete against the “Dream Catcher” this upcoming Saturday (April 6, 2013) at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

No official confirmation has come from Gustafsson nor UFC at this time.

However, if indeed accurate, the injury would be a major blow to the top-heavy fight card, which features the prodigious Ryan Couture making his promotional debut opposite nine-fight UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 winner, Ross Pearson, in a Lightweight co-main event, as well as Matt Mitrione in a Heavyweight bout with Philip De Fries third from the top.

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