Saturday’s UFC on FOX 14 is expected to be the UFC’s biggest fight card ever in Europe. The main event pits Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson against American Anthony “Rumble” Johnson on Gustafsson’s home turf in Stockholm.
Not only is this a big event because of the Swede fighting in front of an audience anticipated to be greater than 30,000, the winner of between Gustafsson and Johnson also earns a shot at current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Despite Johnson’s past troubles with his weight, neither he nor Gustafsson had any issues making weight on Friday. Johnson tipped the scale at 204 pounds, while Gustafsson weighed at 205 pounds.
“(Gustafsson) is an awesome ahlete. I don’t doubt him. He’s amazing,” said Johnson after stepping off the scale. “I’m proud to be here, put on an awesome performance for this crowd.”
Gustafsson was even more succinct, “He’s a tough opponent. It’s gonna be a great fight.”
The co-main event may not have a title shot on the line, but the middleweight match-up between former Strikeforce champions Gegard Mousasi and Dan Henderson, both of whom are struggling to remain relevant in the title picture.
Stepping into his UFC debut on just two weeks notice, preliminary fighter Paul Redmond was the only one to have issues making weight. He stepped on the scale at 149 pounds for his featherweight bout with Mirsad Bektic, although the bout is still expected to take place.
UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Weigh-in Results
Main Card (on FOX):
Alexander Gustafsson (205) vs. Anthony Johnson (204)
Dan Henderson (185) vs. Gegard Mousasi (185)
Phil Davis (206) vs. Ryan Bader (205)
Akira Corassani (145) vs. Sam Sicilia (145)
Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 1):
Nico Musoke (171) vs. Albert Tumenov (170)
Kenny Robertson (170) vs. Sultan Aliev (170)
Andy Ogle (146) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (145)
Nikita Krylov (205) vs. Stanislav Nedkov (205)
Mairbek Taisumov (156) vs. Anthony Christodoulou (156)
Mirsad Bektic (145) vs. Paul Redmond (149)
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass):
Viktor Pesta (249) vs. Konstantin Erokhin (229)
Neil Seery (125) vs. Chris Beal (126)
UFC on FOX 14 Start Times
Main Card on FOX: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Prelims on FOX Sports 1: 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass: 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT