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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)


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

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)


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

  1. omgaghost says:

    I love how no one commented when Jame Head blatantly pushed his opponent down after the match was over. What a douche

  2. Bjj BB says:

    Fuck sivla!! Faggot dont belong in the ufc!! Fucking lil bitch!!

  3. magoo says:

    Poor Paulo…damn did Siyar deck him! Great 145 debut by Siver,Stann looked great, and the main event shoulda been 5 rounds,like how Silva kept moving forward and never quit that motherfucker is tough!

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      When is Dana finally making all main events 5 rounds!?

      • magoo says:

        not soon enough…if it went 2 more rounds coulda have gone Thiago’s way.

        • MMFT says:

          agreed. silva was starting to get it together and gust started to fade. same with that elenburger sanchez fight. diego probably wouldn’ve won if he had a few more rounds

        • Donnybrook says:

          Come on Magoo you can’t discredit the Swede he did a hell of a job against a (IMO) top ten LHW… the kid displayed some quick accurate hands and some excellent foot work. I think Silva went for broke because he knew he was behind in on points and Alexander did decided to play it safe and take the decision… had it been a 5 rounder it’s hard to say what the out come would have been but I do agree all main events should be 5 rounder’s so there’s no debate on what could have been.

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Thats exactly what happened to Thiago Silva in Rashad fight he started landing massive shots and staggered Rashad in round 3 then ran out of time. ALL MAIN EVENTS SHOULD BE 5 ROUNDS IMO. Thiago doesn’t do good against fighters like Rashad and Gustafasson that run away use the cage as a track field. Fighters like Thiago train against fighters who don’t run away because its not how they fight in Brazil whether its on ground or standing they engage at all times. New breed of fighters have all seen these fights with elaberate gameplans by Greg Jackson where their fighters are stealing wins by running away so it only makes sense that with current judging not seemingly giving any point for the agrresor who actually is trying to fight and give fans what we want. UFC is losing the Vale tudo spirit and is fast becoming more about gameplanning and working the judges and the broken scoring system in MMA. The best or toughest fighter is rarely the winner anymore. MMA is fast becoming about fighting not to lose and point fighting. Takedowns are the most overrrated thing scored by judges. fighters like Frankie Edgar have won fights they clearly lost by taking massive amounts of punishment but judges score flash takedowns at end rounds as winning round. Its fast becoming no longer about finishing and more Jon Fitch type stalling lay n pray with so many of these judges having absolutley no fighting or martial art experience no points are being given to BJJ fighters who are actually controlling alot of fights in bottom position and NO POINTS are given for submision attempts where as like I said flash takedowns are the crown jewel of fighting to these idiot judges because they so often get a rise out of crowd whether the fighter who got taken down gets right back up or reverses or sweeps.

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          The sport is just evolving, you think they should change the rules make a smaller catch and bring back head butting so juice heads like Thiago can win. He got out smarted and out fought. His style is old school head down charging and it just doesn’t cut it against the better fighters.

          People need to adapt, its just like all these fans hating on Jones because he’s tall and uses his range effectively….

          As for Gustafsson I’d like to see him have at least one more fight before they throw him in with Jones, Badar is a good call.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I hate when it’s obvious and the judges rob a fighter of victory like in Bruce Leeroy’s last fight. He murdered that guy.

          @ Jujitsu Player

          I don’t think Gus is ready for Bones yet. He needed to finish Silva to convince me. When you fight Bones either you finish him or he finishes you. Next, I’d like to see him fight Machida or Bader like someone else said.

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          Ninja – we are on the same page on both those points, Bruce Leeroy was robbed, I’m still spewing over Sivers decision over Matt Wiman, I thought Wiman dominated him.

          Right now JBJ has to much for Gus but the guy has potential to at least challenge in the future. I think Machida would be the acid test, and I’d still go for Machida.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Silva/gustaffasen would have been entirely different fight in a smaller cage or rind. Track meet. Nothing like Condit/Diaz but alot of fights are decided by who is faster runner

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      I remember when Paulo thiago did the same thing to Koscheck. that was an awesome KO but as expected it did nothing to shut Koschecks mouth

  4. jbeamazing says:

    silva took some shots gut looks like the real deal but I think bones will take him down easier then Davis did his stand up kind of looked like he bit off of bones playbook

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      I 100% agree bruce leroy got robbed in his last fight. that guy wasn’t anywhere near his level or UFC level for that matter. Those low blos were accidental and the guy turned after the kicks were thrown. On the flip side Bisping intentionally KNEED Rivera and knocked him silly and NOTHING WAS DONE. Most fighters would have quit and bisping should have been DQ’d.

      I look forward to Thiago Silva fighting someone who wants to meet in center cage.

  5. true mma says:

    @bjj BJ how doesn’t Silva belong in the ufc?

  6. Bjj BB says:

    @ true bj cuz he aint shit without useing, as we just seen him lose on this card!

    • Lol says:

      Right, because if you use a lot of steroids it makes your fighting skills soar through the roof. Infact, with enough steroids you be be successful at your weight class and any weight class above that. Because with steroids you can gain all the size you want, keep in top shape and literally be the best at fighting ever. Period.

      Thiago definitely didn’t lose because it was his first fight back after a big lay off against a fast rising and developing opponent who has been ACTIVE. No, it’s because he’s not using anymore.

  7. Coots says:

    Alexander vs silva wasn’t a good fight! Sorry but if your that good stop dancing around and try to finish! Silva made that fight! 2 more rounds and AG probably would of lost or voted off dancing with the stars!

  8. Jpeech says:

    Gustafsson vs Bader i wanna see if he can stop Baders take down

  9. Hjortur Halldorsson says:

    I totally agree with you guys, why on earth was this not a 5 round fight? I remember Dana saying after the Ellenberger vs Sanchez fight that all main events in the UFC would be from now on 5 rounds! He said it was a huge mistake not to have that fight a 5 rounder.

    I was pissed when I realized this fight last night was only 3 rounds. Thiago Silva would have won IMO if the fight would’ve been 2 more rounds, I know it’s impossible to say something like that, but I believe his leg kicks would’ve destroyed Gustafsson in a 5 round fight. Silva’s leg kicks where devastating and I don’t understand why he didn’t used them more in rounds 1 and 2, because they where obviously causing damage.

    • Xaninho says:

      Yeah those kicks were hurting him, but too little too late. If you’re across a fighter that moves around a lot, go for the legs and take his movement away. It’s not rocketscience, first thing you learn ot should learn at a decent gym.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        Thank you! None of Bones opponents do this either and he has Bambi legs.

        • Xaninho says:

          Yeah A Novo Uniao guy would chop those skinny legs.

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Excellent point and I can’t belive none of Jones’ opponenst have used his cheap shot kicks to side of knees like he does every fight. Noone other than maybe A. Silva intentionally tries to blow out their opponents knees. Shogun has had half dozen kneee surgeries and Jones kept stomping the side of shoguns knees. sorry i could careless if its considered legal because ITS PLAIN ASS DIRTY fighting. Rogan and Goldie are preaching non-stop about how all these fighters respect each other well if that was remotely true JOnes and Silva wouldn’t be stomping trying non-stop to blow out everyones knees. I can’t wait tell someone stomps on those toothpick ankles of Jones and give him some of his own medicine

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Forget rally for Mark Hunt. How about rally for 5 rd fights?

  10. qpeg says:

    If om not mistaken Sweden doesnt allow 5 round bouts

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