(also known as UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva and UFC on Fuel TV 2 ) was a UFC: Sweden mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 14, 2012 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. [2 ]
Background [ edit ]
This was the first UFC event held in
Sweden, and was the fastest selling European event in UFC history, selling out in three hours. [3 ] [4 ]
The preliminary card for this event streamed live on
Facebook. [5 ]
A rematch between
Ross Pearson and Dennis Siver at featherweight was briefly linked to this event. However, Siver instead faced [6 ] Diego Nunes. [7 ]
Mike Goldberg did play by play for this event in place of Jon Anik due to scheduling issues. [8 ]
Akira Corassani was expected to face Jason Young at the event, but Corassani pulled out of the bout with an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Eric Wisely. [9 ]
Antônio Rogério Nogueira was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson at this event but pulled out due to injury. His replacement was Thiago Silva. [10 ]
Jorgen Kruth was expected to face Cyrille Diabate at the event but pulled out of the bout with an injury, Tom DeBlass stepped in for Kruth and fought Diabate. [11 ]
Results [ edit ]
^ This bout aired on the Fuel TV broadcast following the Stann vs. Sakara fight.
Bonus awards [ edit ]
Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page
Knockout of the Night: Siyar Bahadurzada
Submission of the Night: John Maguire
References [ edit ]
^ a b "UFC on FUEL TV 2 draws 15,428 attendance and record $2.23 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. April 14, 2012.
^ "UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva". ufc.com. January 11, 2012.
^ "UFC on FUEL TV 2 confirmed for April 14 in Stockholm, Sweden". mmajunkie.com. January 4, 2012.
^ "UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden sells out in three hours". mmajunkie.com. January 14, 2012.
^ "UFC on FUEL TV 2 prelims slated for Facebook with 12:30 p.m. ET start time". mmajunkie.com. April 5, 2012.
^ "Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver II not happening at UFC on FUEL TV 2". mmajunkie.com. January 12, 2012.
^ "Diego Nunes vs. Dennis Siver added to UFC on FUEL TV 2". mmajunkie.com. January 24, 2012.
^ "Mike Goldberg ersätter Jon Anik som kommentator på UFC: Sweden". mmanytt.se. January 29, 2012.
^ "Young-Wisely completes Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 lineup". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2012.
^ "Silva replaces injured Nogueira, faces Gustafsson at UFC on FUEL TV 2". mmajunkie.com. March 6, 2012.
^ "Tom DeBlass replaces injured Jorgen Kruth at UFC on FUEL TV 2". mmajunkie.com. April 4, 2012.
^ "UFC on FUEL TV 2 bonuses: Bahadurzada, Maguire, Pickett, Page earn $50K awards". mmajunkie.com. April 14, 2012.