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Tuesday, 03/06/2012, 01:38 pm

Lil Nog Out, Thiago Silva Set To Return Against Gustafsson In Sweden


The injury bug has slayed its latest main event victim. This time in the form of Antonio Rogerio Noguira, who was scheduled to face Alexander Gustafsson in Sweden.

The extent of his injury and cause is currently unknown.

In his place comes fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva.

UFC on FUEL TV 2 is set to take place on April 14 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. In the main event Thiago Silva will return from his yearlong suspension against the fast rising Alexander Gustafsson.

Thiago Silva last fought back at UFC 125 in January of last year. In the bout Silva was relentless with takedowns and displayed brutal ground and pound that disfigured Brandon Vera and got him ejected from the UFC.

However in the post-fight aftermath the Nevada State Athletic Commission found that Silva had tampered with his urine sample meant for drug screening and as a result he was suspended for a year and his victory turned into a no-contest.

Silva has not fought since his controversial no-contest against Brandon Vera and come fight time will be out nearly 1.5 years.

Gustafsson is one of the light-heavyweight division’s top prospects. He last saw action at UFC 141 taking out MMA veteran Vladimir Matyushenko via KO in the very first round. The win marked his fourth straight in the UFC, all of which have come via some form of stoppage. His lone loss as a pro- came at the hands of Phil Davis in his UFC debut.

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18 Comments to Lil Nog Out, Thiago Silva Set To Return Against Gustafsson In Sweden

  1. Jason N says:

    I think its a better fight. Hope gustaffsson beats his ass.

  2. Thom says:

    damn.. well gustafsson should be able to beat silva

  3. magoo says:

    it just got a whole lot tougher for Gustaffson,Thiagos a beast!

  4. Nando says:

    MMA fighters need to start drinking milk & eating their wheaties, there are way too many injuries.

  5. Fartler says:

    I like how they put Thiago Alves in the 4th paragraph

  6. Calvin says:

    Sad face that was an awesome matchup regardless i still think Gustafsson wins

  7. Ollie says:

    I think this is a better matchup for Alexander, the only thing that I was worreied about when he was going to face nog was that he might end up in a submission. NOW, however he is fighting a agressive stand up dude and I know, he’s a black belt too, but i don’t see him tapping Alex. I think Alexander will be able to pick this guy apart and probably outwrestle him aswell. Oh and remember, Alexander fights at home, Thiago has not fought for over 14 months!

  8. guss says:

    nog pussed out once he realized there was nothing he could do to beat this guy.

  9. Black Jew says:

    Thiago is gonna try did to hold him down like he did Vera. Better hope he cycled off the roids this time. Or atleast is smart enough to use human piss. I lost all respect for Silva when he showed hes a cheater and a fucking moron

  10. Nog's A BITCH says:

    +100… Lil Nog struggled wiv jason brilz, in fact, if I rememba correctly, Brilz won imo, judges n their BS decisions, Nog wz out struck in the stand up n wz always on d bk foot, he neva had brilz in trouble, Gustafsson’s striking n footwrk is MUCH betta than Brilz, I wz lookin 4ward 2 seein lil Nog eat sum humble pie (after eatin sum vicious gnp lol) oh well, looks lyk silva’s gonna take the beatin 4 him lmao

  11. Chartmonster says:

    Fan of Gus and Thiago.. May the best man win. Going to a be a great fight.

  12. Anton says:

    The Phil Davies fight wasnt Gustafssons debut. It was against Jared Hamman. Tuohg fight for Gustafsson, but he should still take it by mauling!

  13. Grammar Dude says:

    “The injury bug has SLAYED its latest main event victim.”

    So he died?

  14. jonesy says:

    funnny thee commission always knows when guyus use fake piss or are on roids but they let them figt then after the fight they punish them,,,u can fight on any drug you want,,,but after the fight u are in shit

  15. zzzzzzzz says:

    Its true to he does paint a different picture of himself, the fact that he’s cocky is fine, but not when he acts all humble an trys to push a squeeky clean image of himself

  16. Ali says:

    Gustafsson did not loose in his ufc deput, he won that fight by tko he only kost his second fight. That is his only loss in his MMA carrier!

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