UFC continues to invade the world this time making their much anticipated debut in Sweden on April 14 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm and in developing news that will get the Swedes jazzed up their own Alexander Gustafsson will be in the main event against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Additionally a bantamweight tilt between Damacio Page and Brad Pickett has been added to the lineup as well.
Gustafsson is currently one of the highest touted prospects on the UFC roster while riding a four-bout win streak with each of his opponents being stopped before the final bell, most recently he dispatched hard-nosed veteran Vladimir Matyushenko in the opening stanza.
Nogueira was once a top-ranked light-heavyweight combatant with notable wins over AlistairOvereem, Kazushi Sakuraba and Dan Henderson.
Although considered by most to be in the twilight of his career after a decade as a professional fighter but last time out we saw him blister the mid-section of former champion Tito Ortiz so the Brazilian bomber isn’t quite ready to call it a day yet.
Pickett walks to the cage in Sweden in a do-or-die situation having lost two of his three bouts and losing in his UFC debut. The proud Brit was recently submitted by Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Renan Barao in the opening frame.
His opponent, Page, is also in a must-win situation now that he is coming off back-to-back defeats of Brian Bowles and Demetrious Johnson, both by submission.
Both men are known for their exceptional punching power so expect a fan-friendly slugfest which will likely score a fight bonus for somebody.
Here is the card for April 14’s UFC on Fuel 2 event:
- Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
- Alessio Sakara vs. Brian Stann
- Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago
- Damacio Page vs. Brad Pickett
- DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire
- Cyrille Diabate vs. Jorgen Kruth
- Simeon Thoresen vs. Besam Yousef
- Francis Carmont vs. Magnus Cedenblad
- Papy Abedi vs. James Head
Tickets go on sale for fight club members tomorrow so if you’re in the area or willing to make the trip you better get in fast.