Ultimate Fighting Championship’s rumored trip to Sweden in 2012
will become reality on April 14, UFC President Dana White told
Swedish media outlet
Aftonbladet on Friday.
The event, set to take place at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm,
is expected to be titled UFC on Fuel
2, though broadcast plans for the show have yet to be
Long considered to be an untapped hotbed for mixed martial arts,
Scandinavia has oft been mentioned as one of the primary targets
for the UFC’s ongoing global expansion. No bouts have been
officially announced for the promotion’s Swedish debut, though
White noted the possibility of including Alexander
Gustafsson (Pictured) in the proceedings, pending his upcoming
fight with Vladimir
Matyushenko at UFC 141.
Gustafsson, 24, has only been bested once as a pro and is
considered by many to be Sweden’s brightest MMA prospect. Since
being submitted by light heavyweight contender Phil Davis in
April 2010, “The Mauler” has won three consecutive fights, rattling
off victories over Cyrille
Diabate, James Te
Huna and Matt
Ryan O’Leary contributed to this report.