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.
â€œSweden has been on our radar for a long time and on April 14, weâ€™re excited to finally bring the UFC to Stockholm,â€ UFC president Dana White said. â€œWeâ€™re putting together a great card for the Swedish fans. I canâ€™t wait to get there in April!â€
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 TKOâ€™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.