Well, there goes the great Swedish Rocky story we were hoping for. Despite some good effort from the Swede coming into this fight on 3 days notice, Latifi seemed outright spent from the massive weight cut and the enormous pressure on his shoulders to fight in front of thousands of his countrymen. Ultimately he had nothing for Mousasi, who jabbed his way into bloodying the face of Latifi with ease.
He should’ve shot for the takedown more.
In the other fights on the card, Randy Couture’s son, Ryan got knocked the hell out by Ross Pearson. Matt Mitrione seemed to knock out Phil De Fries with his hip, which probably saved Meathead’s job. Then Brad Pickett and Mike Easton had an awesome fight in a weekend full of them. Conor McGregor proved his worth as the best prospect out of Ireland since… Ever. And Tor Troeng made his viking people happy with a win over TUF 17’s Adam Cella.
See all results below.
- Gegard Mousasi def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture via TKO
- Matt Mitrione def. Philip De Fries via KO
- Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
- Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza via submission
- Akira Corassani def. Robbie Peralta via unanimous decision
- Reza Madadi def. Michael Johnson via arm-triangle choke
- Tor Troeng def. Adam Cella via rear-naked choke
- Adlan Amagov def. Chris Spang via unanimous decision
- Conor McGregor def. Marcus Brimage via TKO
- Ryan LaFlare def. Ben Alloway via unanimous decision
- Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper via submission (guillotine choke)
- Papy Abedi def. Besam Yousef via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)