Gegard Mousasi had a great opportunity to make a statement in his UFC debut when he was scheduled to fight Alexander Gustafsson. Unfortunately for both light heavyweights, Gustafsson was unable to compete at UFC on Fuel TV 9 due to a cut over his left eye.
Instead of fighting one of the top contenders in the 205-pound division, Mousasi ended up meeting unknown UFC newcomer and Gustafsson teammate Ilir Latifi. While Mousasi came away with the win, it did little to move him toward title contention.
Still, Mousasi should meet a top-10 light heavyweight in his next appearance. Here are the elite 205-pound UFC fighters Mousasi should be asking to fight next.