Gegard Mousasi didn't get a shot at Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event as originally planned, but he did pick up his first UFC win by beating the Swedish fighter's teammate, Ilir Latifi, by decision.
Gustafsson was unfortunately forced out of his scheduled contest with Mousasi days before the fight due to a cut. With limited time for the UFC to search for a replacement, Latifi was a natural fit for an event that was held in his home country.
While Gustafsson's exclusion from UFC on Fuel TV 9 was a disappointment for all involved, his cut did not appear to be a major one and shouldn't keep the light heavyweight contender out of action for long.
With UFC on Fuel TV 9 in the rear-view mirror and the TUF 17 finale coming up shortly, here are the official UFC rankings following Saturday's bouts.