When a fight like this comes around you have one of two choices go big on the favorite or try the dark horse. Seeing that Ilir Latifi is a wrestler and apparently a good one, and he seemingly has a chin on him I'll put a bet on him. When wrestlers step up on the last minute bad things happen to favorites, and I doubt that Gegard was planning on dealing with any sort of wrestling from Gustaf.
Round 1 - Leg kick by Mousasi. Hard jab by Mousasi now. And again. Latifi throws some winging punches that don't land. Latifi throws a wild left. Latifi keeps whipping wild punches and finally lands a left hand. Mousasi just poking at him a little bit now. Mousasi is winning the round but this is uninspired. Latifi egging him on. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 2 - Mousasi walking forward. Mousasi just popping the jab. Left hand lands for Latifi. Latifi keeps whipping those wild punches and he does land a right hand. Mousasi tags him with a hard punch. And more jabs. Latifi shoots, Mousasi sprawls but can't get position. Those jabs and straight rights are solid for Mousasi. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 3 - Another hard jab and Latifi lands a leg kick. Latifi misses a spinning kick. Mousasi back to the jab. Jab again. Jab again. Jab again. Jab again. Right hand. Jab. Jab to the body. Jab. Jab. Jab. Right hand. Jab. Jab. Jab. Right hand. Jab. Jab. Latifi lands a hard right hand.Mousasi back to...guess what? The jab! And again and again. Latifi gets a takedown at the end of the round. Not doing anything with it. Latifi throws a few big shots, Mousasi hits him with an upkick. The fight ends. 10-9 Mousasi.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Gegard Mousasi wins by unanimous decision.