A light heavyweight showdown between surging Swede Alexander Gustafsson and former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi will headline the UFC’s next trip to Sweden.

Promotion officials announced the pairing on Saturday, revealing that the 205-pound standouts will square off April 6 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The event is rumored to serve as UFC on Fuel TV 9, though the show’s title has not yet been made official.

The Las Vegas-based promotion made its first and only appearance in Sweden last April with UFC on Fuel 2. Gustafsson also headlined that event, taking a one-sided unanimous decision from Thiago Silva to earn his 14th career victory.

“The Mauler” has competed just once since that triumph, outpointing former champion Mauricio Rua at UFC on Fox 5 on Dec. 8. Known for his hand speed and length, the once-beaten Gustafsson owns nine victories by form of knockout and rides a six-fight winning streak into his meeting with “The Dreamcatcher.”

Mousasi, meanwhile, has not lost since relinquishing his Strikeforce belt to Muhammed Lawal in April 2010. The Iranian-born competitor then proceeded to win Dream’s light heavyweight title before drawing with UFC vet Keith Jardine in his return to the Strikeforce cage. Three straight wins followed for Mousasi, who most recently submitted Mike Kyle with a rear-naked choke at Strikeforce’s final show on Jan. 12.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Arlovski-Barnett Headlines Hamburg Event

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Two blockbuster bouts have been announced for the UFC's first visit to Hamburg, Germany on September 3. read news >>

Rodriguez vs. Caceres Headlines Utah Event

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 views

Dynamic featherweight stars Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres will look to build on their recent success on August 6 when they meet in the five-round main event of UFC Fight Night in Salt Lake City, Ut read news >>

Alexander Gustafsson Returns at UFC Fight Night 93 Against Jan Blachowicz in Hamburg

  • 8 days ago
  • 35 views

Swedish star Alexander Gustafsson will make his long awaited return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett against Polish fan favourite Jan Blachowicz. read news >>

Derek Brunson Out; Thiago Santos Now Faces Gegard Mousasi at UFC 200

  • 5 days ago
  • 13 views

An injury has forced Derek Brunson out of his UFC 200 bout against Gegard Mousasi. Thiago Santos will step in as a replacement and take on the No. 8 ranked middleweight on July 9. read news >>