UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva

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UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva
A poster or logo for UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 14, 2012
Venue Ericsson Globe Arena
City Stockholm, Sweden
Attendance 15,428[1]
Total gate $2,230,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans

UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 2 or UFC: Sweden) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 14, 2012 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.[2]


This was the first UFC event held in Sweden,[3] and was the fastest selling European event in UFC history, selling out in three hours.[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.[6] However, Siver instead faced 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]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def. Thiago Silva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Brian Stann def. Alessio Sakara KO (punches) 1 2:26
Welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada def. Paulo Thiago KO (punch) 1 0:42
Featherweight Dennis Siver def. Diego Nunes Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight John Maguire def. DaMarques Johnson Submission (armbar) 2 4:40
Bantamweight Brad Pickett def. Damacio Page Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:05
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight James Head def. Papy Abedi Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:33 [a]
Light Heavyweight Cyrille Diabate def. Tom DeBlass Decision (majority) (29–28, 29–28, 28–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Francis Carmont def. Magnus Cedenblad Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:42
Lightweight Reza Madadi def. Yoislandy Izquierdo Submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:28
Welterweight Simeon Thoresen def. Besam Yousef Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:36
Featherweight Jason Young def. Eric Wisely Decision (unanimous) (30–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This bout aired on the Fuel TV broadcast following the Stann vs. Sakara fight.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page
  • Knockout of the Night: Siyar Bahadurzada
  • Submission of the Night: John Maguire

See also[edit]