It's a war between locals at UFC on FUEL TV 9, where Papy Abedi will try to keep himself employed at the expense of Besam Yousef as part of the "Gustafsson vs. Mousasi" event on April 6, 2013 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kimura.se confirmed the welterweight pairing earlier today.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
It's what Joe Silva has seen out of Abedi outside of the UFC that has kept him in the UFC.
I think it has more to do with him being a Swedish fighter for a card in Sweden, than what Silva saw out of him outside of the UFC, which were fights all at MW against low-tier scrubs.
If you go back and look at guys who have been cut for far less after one, let alone two first round loses, I don't think there's too much of an argument for keeping Abedi aside from the fact that he's a homer on this card and looks like a create-a-fighter.
He's one of the worst non-TUF signed UFC fighters on the roster.
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HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader