September 11, 2009

by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Newly acquired light heavyweights Jared Hamman and Alexander Gustafsson will make their Octagon debuts on Nov. 14 at UFC 105 in Manchester, England.

A source close to the fight informed MMAWeekly.com of the news Friday morning. Fighters Only first reported the possibility of the bout.

Hamman (10-1) has been inactive since the demise last October of ProElite, where he made his home as a regular of the promotion’s up-and-comer series, ShoXC. Last August, he defeated Poai Suganuma by TKO, avenging a controversial stoppage loss to the Hawaiian four months prior.

Gustafsson (8-0), a native of Stockholm, Sweden, has fought professionally since November 2007 and has finished all but two of his fights by KO or TKO, with all but one stoppage coming in the first round. He was scheduled to fight an unnamed opponent at Bushido Challenge in Norfolk, U.K., before signing a multi-fight contract with the UFC.