Gustafsson vs. Nogueira Heads UFC Sweden
Article by MMA Weekly
The UFC on Tuesday announced the main event for its first trip to Sweden. A light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira heads the UFC on Fuel TV 2 (UFC Sweden) fight card at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.
“Sweden has been on our radar for a long time and on April 14, we’re excited to finally bring the UFC to Stockholm,” UFC president Dana White said. “We’re putting together a great card for the Swedish fans. I can’t wait to get there in April!”
Gustafsson (13-1) is coming off the biggest win of his young career, knocking out Vladimir Matyushenko slightly more than two minutes into their fight at UFC 141.
Nogueira (20-5) also enters the bout with an impressive performance in his most recent trip to the Octagon. He TKO’d former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz midway through their fight at UFC 140 in Toronto.
Aside from the main event, UFC officials on Tuesday also added a bantamweight showdown between British banger Brad Pickett and hard-hitting Damacio Page.
Tickets for UFC Sweden go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. local/8 a.m. GMT. UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. local/10 a.m. GMT.
Several other bouts have already been rumored or announced for UFC on Fuel TV 2.