The UFC’s second trip to FUEL TV just got a whole lot deeper with today’s announcement of the evenings headliner.
UFC officials took to twitter this afternoon to announce that their first ever event in Sweden will feature local born Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the night’s main event.
A bantamweight bout between Brad Picket and Damacio Page was also announced.
“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!”
UFC on FUEL TV 2 is now officially set to take place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on April 14th. In the main event of the evening light-heavyweight fighters Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will square off in a three-round matchup that is pivotal to the 205 pound division.
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.
Nogueira has been a long time staple of the light-heavyweight division and poses a real threat to the rising Swede. After back-to-back decision losses to Phil Davis and Ryan Bader he recently bounced back against Tito Ortiz at UFC 140.
In bantamweight action, Brad Picket will look to bounce back from his UFC debut loss against Renan Barao at UFC 138. He is currently 10-2 in his last 12 bouts.
Page is also coming off his debut loss at the hands of Brian Bowles and will look to notch his first UFC victory against Picket. He likely fights for his life in the promotion are only claiming victory in two of his last five fights.featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news