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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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