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"UFC on FUEL TV 2: Gustafsson vs. Silva" Main Card Results & Recap | Stann & GustafssonTake Home Wins


The UFC’s return to action has finally come and it is now over.

UFC on FUEL TV 2 took place today from Stockholm, Sweden’s Ericsson Globe Arena. In the main event it was The Swede who was able to secure victory over the Brazilian with a masterful display of footwork and striking to earn a unanimous decision victory.

Your full recap and results are below:

Damacio Page vs. Brad Pickett:
These two guys opened up the fight with a high pace of action, easily the most entertaining round up until this point. It was Picket who was able to secure four takedowns throughout the first round and even though the two were competitive, it was all Pickett in the first. In the second Picket landed a huge right hook that dropped page within the first minute of the round but Page was going nowhere and worked a sweep while getting pounded to get top position before standing back up. At this point Pickett is clearly picking up the striking, drops him again takes his back and chokes out Page to get the victory.

Brad Pickett def. Damacio Page via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2, 4:05

DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire:
In the second bout of the main card, these two welterweights went to the ground early in the first. Maguire was able to secure a takedown early and maintain top position throughout the course of the round. It wasn’t uncontested though, because Johnson stayed active off his back and stayed on the move. In the second it was much of the same, The Brit took down Johnson early, but DaMarques was able to quickly reverse position and get top control for the first two minutes of the round. With three minutes left in the second the two stood back up for a solid minute until John took down Johnson yet again. They two battle for position until Maguire sees an opening, grabs an arm and finishes the fight with a straight armbar to earn the victory.

John Maguire def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (armbar) Round 2, 4:40

Diego Nunes vs. Dennis Siver:
We finally got to see the featherweight debut of Dennis Siver in this bout and he looked good! The first round was back and forth, real hard to determine a clear cut winner but it stayed on the feet and both fighters looked fast and strong throughout the frame. The second was exactly like the first, a very even and precise kickboxing match with no clear cut winner, however based on his movement and pace you might have to give the edge to Nunes. This bout went to decision with not one really dominant item to note throughout the fight. Nunes did stagger Siver to one knee with a hook and ended up cutting his eye before the bout concluded, but it was close all the way to the final bell. In the end the judges gave it to Siver via unanimous decision.

Dennis Siver def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago:
This was a very short fight. The UFC newcomer tagged Thiago while he was coming in with the very first exchange and the Brazilian fell flat on his face unconscious.

Siyar Bahadurzada def. Paulo Thiago via knockout – Round 1, 0:42

Alessio Sakara vs. Brian Stann:
The co-main event opened up with a real brief feeling out process, but it didn’t take long for the two middleweights to get to work and start exchanging heavy shots. While in the clinch Stan landed multiple knees that dropped Sakara and he followed him down to the mat. Working from the guard Stann landed some short left hands and knocked out the Italian while in guard to earn the victory.

Brian Stann def. Alessio Sakara via knockout – Round 1, 2:26

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Thiago Silva:
This fight opened up with Silva charging after Gustafsson as soon as the bell sounded. It took about a minute for Alexander to land a solid punch that dropped the Brazilian and opened up a nasty cut on the forehead in the process. The rest of the round was contested on the feet, Silva remained aggressive but the clear winner of the frame was Alexander. In the second it was more of the same, Alexander used a good mix of attack alongside crafty footwork and head movement to keep Thiago out of range. However, in the second it was Silva that landed the single most impactful punch. The third was more of the same, the speed and footwork of Alexander was just too much for Silva and that was the difference in this bout. In the end Alexander Gustafsson took the win on all judges scorecards.

Alexander Gustafsson def. Thiago Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

FULL RESULTS:

MAIN CARD: (FUEL TV)
Alexander Gustafsson def. Thiago Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brian Stann def. Alessio Sakara via knockout – Round 1, 2:26
Siyar Bahadurzada def. Paulo Thiago via knockout – Round 1, 0:42
Dennis Siver def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Maguire def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (armbar) Round 2, 4:40
Brad Pickett def. Damacio Page via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2, 4:05

PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
James Head def. Papy Abedi via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:43
Cyrille Diabate def. Tom DeBlass via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Francis Carmont def. Magnus Cedenblad via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:42
Reza Madadi def. Yoislandy Izquierdo via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:28
Simeon Thoresen def. Besam Ypusef via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:36.
Jason Young def. Eric Wisely via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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