UFC SwedenThe Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday announced it has signed undefeated Brit Scott Askham to face Magnus Cedenblad on Oct. 4 at UFC Fight Night Stockholm.

Askham is 12-0 as a professional and 6-0 as an amateur, so expectations will be high, but he’s confident he’ll be successful in his Octagon debut.

“Ever since I started fighting it’s been a dream of mine to fight in the UFC,” said Askham. “I am not here to make up the numbers, Magnus is getting put away. I am not expecting a good reception in Magnus’s hometown, but I am still going to put on a show for the Swedish fans.”

Cedenblad (12-3) stumbled in his UFC debut in 2012, losing to Francis Carmont, but rebounded with back-to-back victories over Jared Hamman and Krzysztof Jotko.

“Scott is obviously a tough opponent with a perfect 12-0 record, very much like my last opponent whom I beat, so I look forward to giving him his first loss too,” said Cendenblad. “It’s always special to be someone’s first and he will always remember me and Stockholm.

“Fighting at home in Stockholm with my hometown crowd backing me is going to be absolutely amazing,” he continued. “I’m pumped remembering my debut in the first UFC event, how crazy the atmosphere was, and now having seen the Dublin crowd that has set the bar on a whole different level.”

UFC Fight Night 53 takes place on Oct. 4 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.

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