Alexander Gustafsson, Thiago Silva on Point for UFC on Fuel TV 2 Headliner in Stockholm
will square off as planned in the UFC on
Fuel TV 2
headliner, as both men tipped the scales under the
light heavyweight limit at Friday’s pre-fight weigh-ins.
Gustafsson checked in at 205 pounds prior to his first Octagon main
event appearance, while Silva weighed 205 pounds. UFC on Fuel TV 2
marks the promotion’s inaugural trip to Sweden and takes place at
the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.
In addition to the aforementioned headliner, the evening’s main
draw will also feature a middleweight collision between
heavy-handed competitors Brian Stann
(185) and Alessio
Sakara (186). Meanwhile, welterweights Paulo
Thiago (170) and DaMarques
Johnson (171) will also see action on the Fuel TV broadcast,
squaring off with Siyar
Bahadurzada (170) and John
Maguire (170), respectively. Additionally, featherweights
Siver (*145) and Diego Nunes
(146) will throw down, as will World Extreme Cagefighting veterans
Pickett (136) and Damacio
Streaming live on Facebook immediately prior to the main card
broadcast on Fuel TV, the undercard is highlighted by a duo of
welterweight confrontations, pitting Papy Abedi
(171) against James Head
(170) and Simeon
Thoresen (170) against Besam
Also showcased on the preliminary draw, light heavyweights Cyrille
Diabate (206) and Tom DeBlass
(205) will lock up, while Francis
Carmont (186) welcomes UFC newcomer Magnus
Cedenblad (185) to the Octagon. Rounding out the prelims,
Izquierdo (155) squares off with Reza Madadi
(155), while Jason Young
(145) toes the line against Eric Wisely
(145) in a featherweight collision.
UFC on Fuel TV 2 Weigh-In Results
(205) vs. Thiago
(185) vs. Alessio
(170) vs. Siyar
(*145) vs. Diego Nunes
(171) vs. John
(136) vs. Damacio
(171) vs. James Head
(206) vs. Tom DeBlass
(186) vs. Magnus
(155) vs. Yoislandy
(170) vs. Besam
(145) vs. Eric Wisely
* Siver made weight after originally coming in at 147.
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