UFC SwedenThe Ultimate Fighting Championship has been hard at work filling the UFC on FUEL TV 9 fight card, amidst a flurry of announcements, promotion officials recently confirmed several more bouts added to the April 6 Swedish card.

In the middleweight division, Rhode Island’s “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (8-5-1) meets Holland’s Michael Kuiper (12-1).  Kuiper is 1-1 in the UFC.  He lost his promotional debut to Rafael Natal at UFC 143, but bounced back with a TKO finish of Jared Hamman at UFC 150 in August.

Lawlor has lost two of his last three outings and is coming off a split decision loss to Francis Carmont at UFC 154 in November.

In the welterweight division, Sweden’s Chris “The Kiss” Spang (5-1) will make his UFC debut against the Russin-born, Albuquerque-trained Adlan “The Wolf” Amagov.  Spang is a crossover from the defunct Strikeforce promotion.  He made his way up through the Strikeforce Challengers series. He is coming off a TKO win over Nah-Shon Burrell.

Amagov, also a transfer from Strikeforce, is coming off a technical knockout win over Keith Berry in August.

Sweden’s Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi (12-3) will meet TUF 12 runner-up Michael “The Menace” Johnson (12-7) in a lightweight bout.

Madadi made his UFC debut in the promotion’s first trip to Sweden, defeating Yoislandy Izquierdo by submission.  In his last outing, Madadi was defeated by Cristiano Marcello by split decision.

Johnson has an impressive three-fight win streak snapped in his last outing, losing to Myles Jury by decision.

For the latest in fight announcements, cancellations and rumors, check out the MMAWeekly.com UFC and MMA Rumors Section.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Chris Camozzi returns to the UFC, fights 'Jacare' Souza at UFC on FOX 15

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 views

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza will fight at UFC on FOX 15 after all. The UFC announced Saturday that veteran middleweight Chris Camozzi has re-signed with the promotion and will rematch Souza on just seven read news >>

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira official for UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC has officially announced a rematch between Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro. Headlined by a championship bout between Ronda Rous read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 results: Christos Giagos makes easy work of Jorge de Oliveira for tap

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

RIO DE JANEIRO – Christos Giagos wasted no time putting his grappling advantage to work against Jorge de Oliveira.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC Rio: Ref Eduardo Herdy makes a pair of epic bad calls

  • 28 days ago
  • 82 views

Referee Eduardo Herdy has only refereed 6 UFC fights in his career, and at this rate he won't be doing too many more with his mindboggling decisions. There have been two very terrible stoppages on th read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 results: Godofredo Pepey upsets Andre Fili with first-round triangle

  • 28 days ago
  • 16 views

RIO DE JANEIRO – Three fights, three highlight-reel finishes for Godofredo Pepey, who upset Andre Fili in the first round.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Rio results - Pepey, Burns, and Santos score submission wins, Nunes TKOs Baszler

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

Check out the results from the first four fights on the main card of UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The judges were not needed for the first few fights on the UFC Fight read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 draws announced 7,707 fans in Rio de Janeiro

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

RIO DE JANEIRO – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 event drew an announced attendance of 7,707 in Brazil.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 Fighters Bonuses Were ‘Tough Decision’ For Dana White

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the UFC Fight Night 62 fighter bonuses during the event's post-fight press conference, and it wasn't easy to decided who should get them. read news >>

UFC Rio: Ref Eduardo Herdy makes a pair of epic bad calls

  • 27 days ago
  • 71 views

Referee Eduardo Herdy has only refereed 6 UFC fights in his career, and at this rate he won't be doing too many more with his mindboggling decisions. There have been two very terrible stoppages on th read news >>