Less 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.