This is the UFC on FUEL 9 undercard live blog for the Mousasi vs. Latifi event at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
There will be seven fights on the undercard. Reza Madadi vs. Michael Johnson, Tor Troeng vs. Adam Cella, Chris Spang vs. Adlan Amagov, Marcus Brimage vs. Conor McGregor, Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare, Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor, and Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef will be featured on the prelims.
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Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef
Round 1: Abedi opens southpaw while Yousef stands orthodox. Both fighters land inside leg kicks in the early feeling out process. Abedi and Yousef clinch and the judo black belt in Abedi lands a nice inside trip. Yousef locks him up in full guard. Yousef double underhooking to control Abedi while Abedi is crossfacing to create space. He does so and lands a nice elbow over the top. Yousef is able to stand but eats a hard knee to the body. As the two clinch along the fence, Yousef presses Abedi against the fence and lands a hard elbow over the top. Abedi closes the round with a knee tap takedown.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Abedi
Round 2: Front kick from Abedi to start the second frame, but mostly as a range finder. And then he lands a body kick and left hand. Yousef, however, turns Abedi into the fence and goes to work with a half clinch/striking combination. Abedi tries to create space and eats a right hand. Knee tap takedown by Abedi to slow Yousef's momentum. Yousef goes back to the double underhooks while Abedi lands a decent shot, but the referee stands them for inactivity. Hard left hand cracks Yousef and the two clinch again. Yousef starting to open up on Abedi, but the judo black belt is responding.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Yousef
Round 3: A one-two combo lands with the second effort from Yousef and the two clinch again along the fence. Yousef lands a hard knee to the body, but Abedi turns Yousef momentarily. They jockey for position, but Abedi scores another trip to the mat. Yousef tries to turtle but is taken back to his back after several hard shots from Abedi. Yousef stands and eats a punch for his efforts. Yousef scores a takedown of his own and Abedi is holding on to the neck of Abedi in full guard. Surprisingly, the ref stands them both and Abedi is exhausted. Yousef presses him into the fence and scores with three hard elbows over the top.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Yousef and the fight 29-28 Yousef
Papy Abedi def. Besam Yousef via split decision (29-28 Yousef, 29-28 Abedi, 29-28 Abedi)
Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor
Round 1: Lawlor immediately tries to lock up a single leg, but transitions to a body lock...and then back to the single as he presses Kuiper into the fence. Lawlor locks up a grip and tries to run down the double, but Kuiper stays on his feet. Kuiper scores an outside throw, but Lawlor stands. And another outside trip. Lawlor stands again and this time Kuiper git his hips under Lawlor's and returned him to the mat. Kuiper tries to pass guard and as Lawlor rolls the wrong way, Kuiper has the back. Lawlor escapes and now presses Kuiper into the fence. As the two separate, Lawlor tries to chase down a takedown and falls on the mat. Kuiper lands several hard hammerfists.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Kuiper
Round 2: Lawlor jumps guillotine with full guard against the fence as he defends a takedown attempt from Kuiper. So far Kuiper is holding on. And just like that, he can't hang on. Kuiper taps from the guillotine.
Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper via submission at 1:05 of round 2
Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare
Round 1: Alloway charges forward and the two jockey for position in the clinch. LaFlare scores a body lock takedown and moves into side control. Alloway manages to stand as LaFlare tries to pass, but LaFlare is all over him and takes him back to the mat. With one outside hook, LaFlare fires shots on Alloway and scores another body lock takedown. LaFlare sits his hips in for punches from the top and now passes the guard on a failed triangle attempt. Alloway stands and eats a knee for his efforts. Alloway scores with a right hand. LaFlare clinches again as the round ends.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 LaFlare
Round 2: LaFlare scores an outside trip in the center of the Octagon to start the second frame. Alloway positions for a triangle, but LaFlare stands out of it. In a scramble, LaFlare almost scores a brabo choke, but Alloway fights out of it. LaFlare scores with a left straight and knee to the body. LaFlare kicks out the post leg of Alloway as he charges forward, but LaFlare is tripped to the mat by Alloway. LaFlare stands and tries to trip Alloway with Alloway behind him. He manages to do so, but rolls into Alloway's guard.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 LaFlare
Round 3: LaFlare ends up behind Alloway and trips him to the mat again. LaFlare is trying to pass while mixing in strikes. After a short scramble, Alloway manages to get behind LaFlare and tries to drag him to the mat, but ends up pulling LaFlare into his guard instead. LaFlare tries to him a double on Alloway, but can't get it and now Alloway has his back. Alloway postures for a triangle. Eventually Alloway and LaFlare stand and trade shots just prior to the end of the bout.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 LaFlare and the bout 30-27
Ryan LaFlare def. Benny Alloway via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marcus Brimage vs. Conor McGregor
Round 1: Brimage takes it right to McGregor and the Irishman counterpunches. Brimage, however, lands a hard right hand. Now McGregor responds with a front kick and two left hooks. Uppercut and left hook combination land and Brimage is hurt. Brimage stumbles to the mat and eats several more shots before the referee has no choice but to stop the bout. Sensational debut for the Irishman.
Conor McGregor def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (punches) at 1:07 of round 1
Chris Spang vs. Adlan Amagov
Round 1: Amagov misses with a spinning back kick to the start the frame. Lots of feeling out by both fighters as neither has committed to much through the first minute of the round. Side kick from Amagov lands to the chest of Spang. Amagov throws several roundhouse and thigh kicks, but nothing really landing. Outside leg kick and a spinning hook kick to the leg for Amagov. Hard outside leg kick again for Amagov. Just before the final bell, Amagov scores with a well-timed inside trip takedown.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Amagov
Round 2: Amagov fires a tornado kick followed by a spinning heel kick, but missed on both. He does score somewhat on a head kick and chases down a double leg and has Spang pinned along the fence. Spang tries to stand, but Amagov trips him back to the mat. Spang is working from his full guard. The Swede doesn't do much minus controlling Amagov's posture, but it's enough to get the stand-up. Jab to the body and upward elbow from Amagov. Amagov changes levels for a takedown and now has Spang pinned against the fence. The two separate where Amagov scores on a few more small strikes.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Amagov
Round 3: Spang is pressuring Amagov and lands an uppercut. Amagov times a push kick just as Spang tries to close the distance. Spinning back kick by Amagov is blocked by Spang. Spang throws his own spinning back elbow, but it's blocked. Amagov throws a push kick just as Spang throws a spinning back fist which plants Spang on the mat. Amagov changes levels for a takedown and gets it, but Spang stands. Still, Amagov has a tight waist behind him and is able to throw kicks to Spang's head from behind. Belly to back suplex puts Spang on the mat, but the Swede stands again.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Amagov and the fight 30-27 Amagov
Adlan Amagov def. Chris Spang by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tor Troeng vs. Adam Cella
Round 1: Both fighters open orthodox and paw with jabs and quick combos to open the round. Troeng gets under a punch and scores a body lock takedown. Troeng moves to side control. Cella tries to bridge out of side control and ends up with Troeng on his back. Cella is belly down. Troeng sinks the rear naked choke grip and that's a wrap. Cella taps.
Tor Troeng def. Adam Cella via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:11 of round 1
Reza Madadi vs. Michael Johnson
Round 1: Johnson opens southpaw while Madadi is orthodox. Madadi reaches for a takedown and eats a body kick in the process. Right hook from Madadi scores, but he whiffs on a knee tap attempt. Two body shots in a combo land for Johnson. Madadi grabs a single and switches to a trip. Madadi sits for a straight angle lock and Johnson scores a reversal. Another scramble ensues, but Johnson stays on top after briefly having his back taken in crucifix form by Madadi. Madadi stands and eats a monster kick, which drops him. He manages to hang on and walk to his corner after eating a few more punches.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Johnson
Round 2: Madadi wings a right hand, but misses. Madadi hits a beautiful shot on Johnson and takes him to the mat. He takes Johnson's back in a scramble. Madadi tries to sit into a mounted triangle, but misses yet stays in side control. Johnson pushes off the fence and stands. Madadi scores another takedown and lands short elbows from on top. Madadi is controlling Johnson completely as Johnson tries to create angles by moving to a hip. Madadi presses him into the fence on the ground and is scoring with short shots.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Madadi
Round 3: Madadi scores again on a single leg, although Johnson tried to reverse it by turning into Madadi. Madadi passes to side control and peppers Johnson's face with short shots to score an anaconda choke. That's it. Johnson taps.
Reza Madadi def. Michael Johnson via submission (anaconda choke) at 1:33 of round 2.