Magnus Cedenblad

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Magnus Cedenblad
Magnus Cedenblad.jpg
Born (1982-04-10) April 10, 1982 (age 36)
Stockholm, Sweden
Other namesJycken (The Pooch)
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight (2008-2018)
Light Heavyweight (2007)
Reach79 in (201 cm)
Fighting out ofStockholm, Sweden
TeamPancrase Gym Sweden
Allstars Training Center
Alliance MMA
American Kickboxing Academy
Years active2007-2018
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout7
By submission5
By decision2
By knockout2
By submission3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Magnus Cedenblad (born April 10, 1982) is a retired Swedish mixed martial artist who competed in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, among others.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cedenblad has said that he took up mixed martial arts because he wanted to learn to kick like Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović and punch like Javier Garcia Roche.[1]

He is a former European and Scandinavian Amateur champion in Shootfighting.[2]

He started his MMA career on the European circuit in 2007. After losing his first two as a light heavyweight, he dropped down to middleweight and went 10-1 in his next 11 fights, with 6 wins by KO/TKO and 3 by submission, finishing 7 opponents in the first round.[3][4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On January 5, 2012 it was announced that Cedenblad had signed with the UFC.[5]

Cedenblad made his UFC debut against Francis Carmont on April 14, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva.[6][7] After a good performance in the begin of the fight, winning the first round, he eventually lost via rear naked choke submission in the second round.[8]

Cedenblad was expected to face Rafael Natal at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson,[9] but was forced out of the bout with an injury, and was replaced by Sean Spencer.[10]

He was briefly linked to a bout against Robert McDaniel on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2,[11] but McDaniel's opponent was later changed to be Brad Tavares.[12]

Instead, Cedenblad faced Jared Hamman on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164.[13] He won the fight by submission due to a guillotine choke 57 seconds into the first round, giving him his first UFC win and serving Hamman the first submission loss of his career.[14]

Cedenbald was expected to face Alessio Sakara on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30, replacing an injured Tom Watson.[15] However, Cedenblad himself later had to withdraw from the bout due to an injury, and was replaced by newcomer Nicholas Musoke, one of his main training partners.[16][17]

Next he faced undefeated Krzysztof Jotko on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41.[18] After controlling the first round of action, he won the fight by submission due to a guillotine choke in the very last second of round two, serving Jotko the first loss of his career.[19] He was also awarded his first Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.[20][21]

Cedenblad faced touted undefeated promotional newcomer Scott Askham on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 53.[22][23] Despite getting caught and dropped by a front kick in round two, Cedenbland controlled the action through the rest of the fight, earning the unanimous decision victory.[24]

Coming back from a one and a half year layoff due to injuries, Cedenblad faced Garreth McLellan on May 8, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87.[25] He scored a knockdown from a straight right hand in round 1 and won the fight by TKO early in round 2 after stunning McLellan with a head kick followed by a barrage of uppercuts against the fence.[26]

Cedenblad returned to face Jack Marshman on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99.[27] He lost the back and forth fight via TKO in the second round.[28]

Cedenblad was expected to face Chris Camozzi on May 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.[29] However, Cedenblad was removed from the card on 27 March and replaced by Trevor Smith.[30]

On August 14, 2018, it was announced that Cedenblad announced he retired from the sport due to numerous and continuous injuries.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Cedenblad has a degree in Physiotherapy.[32]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]


  • European Shootfighting League
    • European Light Heavyweight Shootfighting Champion.
    • Scandinavian Light Heavyweight Shootfighting Champion.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–5 Jack Marshman TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 2 3:32 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 14–4 Garreth McLellan TKO (head kick and punches) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski May 8, 2016 2 0:47 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 13–4 Scott Askham Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story October 4, 2014 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 12–4 Krzysztof Jotko Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi May 31, 2014 2 4:59 Berlin, Germany Performance of the Night.
Win 11–4 Jared Hamman Technical Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 164 August 31, 2013 1 0:57 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 10–4 Francis Carmont Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva April 14, 2012 2 1:42 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 10–3 Dan Edwards Submission (kimura) Fight for Chance 1 October 29, 2011 1 1:26 Oskarshamn, Sweden
Win 9–3 Benas Mikalauskas Submission (D'Arce choke) Vision Fighting Championship 2 March 19, 2011 1 1:52 Karlstad, Sweden
Win 8–3 Allan Love Decision (unanimous) Superior Challenge 6 October 29, 2010 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 7–3 Valdas Pocevicius TKO (punches) Vision Fighting Championship 1 August 28, 2010 1 1:00 Karlstad, Sweden
Win 6–3 Tomas Kuzela TKO (punches) Heroes Gate 1 May 29, 2010 2 4:04 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 5–3 Patrick Kincl TKO (punches) Superior Challenge 5 May 1, 2010 2 2:32 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 4–3 Jonas Hellqvist TKO (punches) Superior Challenge 4 October 31, 2009 1 3:37 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 3–3 Mats Nilsson Submission (rear-naked choke) The Zone FC 4 - Dynamite April 25, 2009 1 3:49 Gothenburg, Sweden
Win 3–2 Sergei Nikitin Submission (rear-naked choke) ProFC - Russia vs. Europe March 29, 2009 1 4:15 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 2–2 Frank Vatan TKO (knees) Superior Challenge 2 October 25, 2008 1 0:51 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 1–2 Danny Doherty TKO (punches) Superior Challenge 1 April 5, 2008 1 2:44 Stockholm, Sweden Middleweight debut.
Loss 0–2 Juha Saarinen Submission (armbar) Carelia Fight 3 September 1, 2007 2 2:02 Lappeenranta, Finland
Loss 0–1 Jevgeni Smirnov KO (punches) The Cage Vol. 7 - Reincarnation April 20, 2007 1 0:33 Helsinki, Finland

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Magnus 'Jycken' Cedenblad - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". UFC.
  2. ^ "Shootfighting".
  3. ^ "Countdown to UFC in Sweden: Meet Magnus Cedenblad". 2012-03-28.
  4. ^ "MMAnytt intervjuar Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad / MMAnytt interviews Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad". 2010-03-01.
  5. ^ "Swedens Magnus Cedenblad signs with the UFC". 2012-01-05.
  6. ^ "Magnus Cedenblad vs Francis Carmont slated for UFC on Fuel TV 2". 2012-01-05.
  7. ^ "Five fights confirmed for UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Sweden". 2012-01-10.
  8. ^ "UFC on Fuel TV 2 results & live fight coverage". 2012-04-14.
  9. ^ "Magnus Cedenblad vs Rafael Natal booked for UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". 2012-11-27.
  10. ^ "UFC on FOX 6 lineup finalized with Rafael Natal vs Sean Spencer". 2013-01-15.
  11. ^ "Report: Magnus Cedenblad vs Robert McDaniel slated for UFC Fight Night 27 on FOX Sports 1". 2013-06-01.
  12. ^ "McDaniel vs Tavares and Kaufman vs McMann added to UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 in Indy". 2013-06-04. Archived from the original on 2013-06-09.
  13. ^ "UFC 164 adds Brunson vs Romero and Cedenblad vs Hamman". 2013-06-17.
  14. ^ "UFC 164 results: Magnus Cedenblad quickly taps Jared Hamman". 2013-08-31.
  15. ^ "Tom Watson out, Magnus Cedenblad meets Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30". 2013-09-15.
  16. ^ "Magnus Cedenblad out of UFC Fight Night 30, replacement sought for Sakara". 2013-10-07.
  17. ^ "Nicholas Musoke meets Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester". 2013-10-10.
  18. ^ "Magnus Cedenblad vs Krzysztof Jotko added to UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin". 2014-03-27.
  19. ^ "UFC Fight Night 41 results: Magnus Cedenblad submits Krzysztof Jotko". 2014-05-31.
  20. ^ "UFC Fight Night 41 bonuses: Mousasi, Dolloway, Backstrom, Cedenblad are winners". 2014-05-31.
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 41 bonuses". 2014-05-31.
  22. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2014-07-31). "Magnus Cedenblad-Scott Askham middleweight tilt added to UFC Fight Night Sweden". Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  23. ^ "UFC signs undefeated brit Scott Askham to face Magnus Cedenblad in Stockholm". 2014-08-01.
  24. ^ "UFC Fight Night 53 results: Magnus Cedenblad survives to beat Scott Askham". 2014-10-04.
  25. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-02-26). "Rashid Magomedov-Chris Wade, 2 other bouts set for UFC Fight Night Rotterdam". Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  26. ^ "UFC Fight Night 87 results: Magnus Cedenblad takes out Garreth McLellan in second". 2016-05-08.
  27. ^ "Cage Warriors champ Jack Marshman vacates belt, meets Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night 99". 2016-10-06.
  28. ^ Dann Stupp (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 99 results: Heavy-handed Jack Marshman upsets Magnus Cedenblad". Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  29. ^ Staff (2017-02-28). "UFC Fight Night in Stockholm adds 3 other bouts". Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  30. ^ Staff (2017-03-27). "Chris Camozzi gets a little 'Hot Sauce' lined up for UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm". Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  31. ^ "Injury-riddled Cedenblad officially retires from MMA, 'proud of myself'". August 14, 2018.
  32. ^ "Magnus Cedenblad - UFC Fighter Profile".
  33. ^ "UFC Fight Night Berlin bonuses: Mousasi, Dollaway, Bäckström, Cedenblad each earn $50K". 2014-05-31.
  34. ^ "2014 Fighter of the Year : Magnus Cedenblad". Nordic MMA Everyday at MMA Viking.

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