UFC Sweden Filling Up; Includes Stann vs. Sakara

January 5, 2012
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UFC SwedenLess than 24 hours after confirming UFC on Fuel TV 2 on April 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, UFC officials have also firmed up a significant portion of the fight card.

Including a middleweight bout between Brian Stann and Alessio Sakara, UFC officials on Thursday confirmed six bouts for its debut event in Sweden.

The UFC on Fuel TV 2 main card will feature the previously reported bout between DeMarques Johnson and John Maguire, as well as the Stann vs. Sakara bout.

The four preliminary bouts announced, not surprisingly, include several Swedes and a heavy dose of European flavors.

Swede Besam Yousef (6-0) squares off with Norway’s Simeon Thoresen (16-2-1) in a welterweight bout. Magnus Cedenblad (10-3), fighting in his hometown, faces Frenchman Francis Carmont (17-7). Also fighting on his home turf is Jorgen Kruth (5-0), who steps in the Octagon for the first time against another Frenchman in Cyrille Diabaté (17-8-1). The final confirmed bout pits James Head against Papy Abedi in a welterweight contest previously reported by MMAWeekly.com.

Tickets for UFC Sweden (UFC on Fuel TV 2) will go on sale in the next few weeks. MMAWeekly.com will continue to fill you in as the fight card fills out.


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  • sweden_mma

    It looks like it will be a great card for the swedes, the only fighter that people are talking about not deserving a contract is Besam Yousef, people are saying that he hasnt faced any dangerous opponents yet.

  • sweden_mma

    mmasweden.blogspot.com has reported that there is still a few fighters left to sign, one of them is swedens sirwan kakai.

  • D-rail

    Good riddens, send that crappy card over yonder. It has maybe a 1/4 % of being decent, only if they put Gustafessen on there. Other than that, if they think Stann vs Sakara is going cut it, then its just as bad as Kapman vs Thiago.