UFC Signs Undefeated Brit Scott Askham to Face Magnus Cedenblad in Stockholm


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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

Quinton Jackson has re-signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship following three wins in Bellator MMA. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

Quinton Jackson has re-signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship following three wins in Bellator MMA. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 views

After five fights under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, Pat Healy’s next in-cage appearance will be for Titan Fighting Championship. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

On the heels of political change in Victoria, Australia, the Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to hold a pay-per-view event in Melbourne in November 2015. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Tuesday a long-term deal with apparel company Reebok that will see the outfitter serve as the official provider for new UFC uniforms that will go into eff read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday announced that bantamweight Michinori Tanaka failed a drug test for two banned substances prior to his bout against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night “H read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

On Wednesday evening, The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced six matchups that will be featured on the Dec. 12 The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale fight card. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is tying a ribbon around its latest season of the FOX Sports 1 mixed martial arts (MMA) reality show with a live finale next Friday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, he read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 41 views

A news conference to announce a class action lawsuit against MMA juggernaut the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. read news >>