Three new fights have been added to the highly anticipated UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson, due to take place on Jan. 24 at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
The fight card is taking on a decidedly European flavor, not only with Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson in the main event, but also with the three latest additions announced by UFC officials on Monday.
Bulgaria’s 12-1 Stanislav ‘Stucky‘ Nedkov will face the Ukraine’s 17-4 Nikita ‘Al Capone’ Krylov in a light heavyweight bout. Nedkov will be eager to make his return to the Octagon and his fans keen to see him again after his last fight at Wembley in February 2013, where he lost to Tom Watson but earned Fight of the Night.
Riding a nine-fight winning streak, 9-1 Russian heavyweight Konstantin Erokhin will make his UFC debut in Stockholm against the Czech Republic’s Viktor Pesta. Erkhin is known for powerful boxing and is well regarded in Russia for hand-to-hand combat, a great match for Pesta who comes to the bout on a 9-1 record four of which were TKO.
Brazil’s 12-1 Yan Cabral will face 22-5 Mairbek ‘Beckan’ Taisumov from Russia in a lightweight bout. Both fighters head to Stockholm having fought and won last month. Taisumov last fought and won in Stockholm on Oct. 4 against Marcen Bandel, while Cabral beat Naoyuki Kotani on Oct. 25 at UFC 179.