As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC on Fuel TV 9. Our live coverage will start with the fights on Facebook (10:50 a.m. ET) followed by the fights on the Fuel TV main card (2 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the main card on Fuel.
The main event sees Gegard Mousasi take on unknown Ilar Latifi in a light heavyweight fight. Latifi is a last minute replacement after Alexander Gustafsson suffered a cut in training and was not cleared for the bout. Ryan Couture is looking for his second win in as many UFC fights when he takes on Ross Pearson in a lightweight bout. Matt Mitrione will take on Phil De Fries in a heavyweight fight.
Bantamweight contenders Brad Pickett and Mike Easton will be in action in a bout that could be the best of the show. A pair of featherweight fights rounds out the card as Diego Brandao takes on Pablo Garza and Akira Corassani fights Robbie Peralta.
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Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta – Round 1 – Akira moving a lot and jumps in landing a right hand and then a leg kick. Leg kick by Akira again, and another right hand. They exchange with both men missing their punches. Peralta has landed a few times and Akira lands a good right hand of his own. Peralta is just not quite in his rhythm yet. Akira takes round one 10-9.
Round 2 – Peralta with a hard leg kick and a right hand a few seconds later. Peralta is trying for the takedown now. Peralta lands a right hand in the clinch and they separate. Akira gets hit by a hard right hand and his legs go rubbery. Peralta charges in but can’t finish yet. Akira comes back with a big right hand of his own and now a big left. This is a solid little scrap. 10-9 Peralta.
Round 3 – Akira getting in and out and poking with punches and leg kicks. Leg kick for Peralta lands and they trade right hands. Peralta is landing and Akira gets the takedown. Akira is staying on top and grinding. Peralta manages to stand up and get against the cage. Akira got caught with an elbow on the scalp and is opened up a little bit. Akira looking for another takedown. Akira with the takedown with a little over 30 seconds left. 10-9 Akira gives him 29-28 on my card.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 Akira Corassani wins by unanimous decision.
Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza – Round 1 – Brandao throws a leg kick that misses. Garza throws a nice combination that gets in a little and misses a flying knee. Brandao with a big slam takedown and Garza is turning to try to regain guard. Brandao gets to side control. Brandao locks up an arm triangle, it’s deep and it gets the submission. Diego Brandao wins by submission (arm triangle), round 1.
Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton – Round 1 – Pickett with a jab and a right and he is mixing up his punches well early, and throwing in some leg kicks also. Pickett with a takedown, Easton reverses and he has Pickett clinched against the cage. Both men land knees, Easton is trying hard for the takedown and he kicks the foot out and almost has the takedown. Pickett manages to avoid it somehow and land a few hard elbows. Easton tries to fire back but Pickett lands again. Easton lands a leg kick and Pickett misses a big uppercut, and misses it again. Pickett shoots in and it is stuffed. Head kick by Easton lands to the neck and Pickett is firing back with punches. Easton with a good takedown. Pickett gets space and gets to his feet and they trade some big punches. Pickett with a good takedown of his own now. 10-9 Pickett.
Round 2 – Hard right by Easton and a good leg kick. Pickett with a right hand and Easton is firing back. Pickett does some good work in the clinch. Pickett throwing to the body. Knee to the body by Easton and Pickett fires an uppercut and a hard jab. Pickett with a takedown but Easton bounces right back to his feet. Pickett with an elbow in the clinch and now he’s looking for the takedown again. Pickett gets the takedown but Easton is right back up. Easton gets the takedown and is on top, Pickett manages to stand up and he starts to land some goodp unches. Pickett misse a takedown and Easton lands some good punches and Pickett is slowing down a bit. Big uppercut by Pickett, they’re trading and Pickett lands a hard right and now a hard elbow. 10-9 Pickett.
Round 3 – Pickett lands some good shots, Easton ducks under one, gets a takedown, Pickett scrambles and powers his way though to end up on top. Pickett is working the ground and pound and trying to pass his guard ad the same time. Easton gives his back up and manages to get to his feet. Big slam by Pickett. Big left by Easton as they stand up. Hooks land for Pickett. Pickett with a knee to the head. They brawl to the end and I think that’s another Pickett round for the clean sweep.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Easton, 30-27 Pickett, 30-27 Pickett. Brad Pickett wins by split decision.
Matt Mitrione vs. Phil De Fries – Round 1 – De Fries tries to get in and get a takedown, he can’t get it and Mitrione blows him up with punches and…that’ll do it. That sure was something. Matt Mitrione wins by KO (punches), round 1.
Ryan Couture vs. Ross Pearson – Round 1 – Couture clinches up quickly and presses Pearson into the cage. Pearson is working short punches to the face in the clinch. Couture with a slick little headbutt in the clinch. Finally he has a takedown and Pearson stands right back up. Pearson gets separation after Couture misses a knee. Couture basically looking to stay far away now that they’re on the feet. Pearson trying to chase him down but Couture is just moving away. This isn’t a good fight. Pearson looks for a knee and Couture pushes him into the cage. Pearsn with a big knee and big left hand and now a right hand. Another big left by Pearson. I’m sure Couture won that on the official cards but Pearson landed the only couple strikes of any note. 10-9 Pearson.
Round 2 – Pearson pushing forward now and lands a right hand. Another right hand. Left lands for Pearson and Couture just misses a knee. Now Couture pushes him into the cage again. Now Couture lands a little combo in the clinch as they separate. Body shot by Pearson and a right hand to the head to follow. Left hand for Pearson. Couture is really spending most of the time on the feet looking to do anything to avoid engaging. Now Pearson lands some shots on the ground. Couture gets to his feet and Pearson is putting it on him and a big left drops Couture. Flurry of shots from Pearson and Couture is out. Ross Pearson wins by KO (punches), round 2.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilar Latifi – Round 1 – Leg kick by Mousasi. Hard jab by Mousasi now. And again. Latifi throws some winging punches that don’t land. Latifi throws a wild left. Latifi keeps whipping wild punches and finally lands a left hand. Mousasi just poking at him a little bit now. Mousasi is winning the round but this is uninspired. Latifi egging him on. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 2 – Mousasi walking forward. Mousasi just popping the jab. Left hand lands for Latifi. Latifi keeps whipping those wild punches and he does land a right hand. Mousasi tags him with a hard punch. And more jabs. Latifi shoots, Mousasi sprawls but can’t get position. Those jabs and straight rights are solid for Mousasi. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 3 – Another hard jab and Latifi lands a leg kick. Latifi misses a spinning kick. Mousasi back to the jab. Jab again. Jab again. Jab again. Jab again. Right hand. Jab. Jab to the body. Jab. Jab. Jab. Right hand. Jab. Jab. Jab. Right hand. Jab. Jab. Latifi lands a hard right hand.Mousasi back to…guess what? The jab! And again and again. Latifi gets a takedown at the end of the round. Not doing anything with it. Latifi throws a few big shots, Mousasi hits him with an upkick. The fight ends. 10-9 Mousasi.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Gegard Mousasi wins by unanimous decision.
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