The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 2 which takes place from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Main event and co-main competitors Alex Gustafsson, Thiago Silva, Brian Stann and Alessio Sakara took turns addressing questions from the media.
Sweden’s Gustafsson who faces Silva in the main event was all business. The rising light heavyweight is focused on his toughest test yet in Silva and is not looking past the Brazilian at a potential match-up against champion Jon Jones. Silva, out of action for over a year, says that he is stronger and faster than ever. Stann discusses whether you can develop your chin and jokes about his own “granite” chin. Meanwhile, Sakara is just happy…very happy.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans should prepare to take cover as bombs will drop in the Octagon this weekend (April 14, 2012) at UFC on Fuel TV 2, when two heavy-handed Middleweight sluggers sling leather in Sweden.
At least, that’s what dangerous striker and all around “Roman Soldier,” Alessio Sakara, is aiming for when he steps into the cage against “All American” Brian...
Thiago Silva and Alexander Gustafsson meet Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden in what is the promotion's debut in the country. For both fighters, the bout comes at a remarkably similar point in their careers. Both need to win this fight to get to the top tier of fighters in the light heavyweight division.
For Silva, it's his first fight after a suspension kept him out...
With more than a little pressure on him headlining in the UFC for the first time, and in his home country, Alexander Gustafsson came through with flying colors.
Gustafsson stayed busy for three rounds Saturday, outstriking Thiago Silva en route to a unanimous decision victory at UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva. The card took place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden...
The UFC had a short hiatus but they are finally back with a show this Saturday live from Stockholm, Sweden. There will be 12 fights total with six fights on the prelims and six on the main card.The main card will be shown on Fuel TV starting at 12pm PT while the prelims can be viewed on the UFC page on Facebook at 9:30 PT on Saturday morning.Alexander Gustafsson takes on Thiago Silva...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva” event will be tipping the scale today inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at 10AM ET/7AM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream Friday’s weight competition.
Light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (Pictured)...
With UFC 145 jumping off next weekend, very little attention is being paid to this Saturday’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva” event. Speaking of getting paid, we know just the trick to make tomorrow’s freebie fight card a tad more interesting.
Brian Stann (Pictured) battles Alessio Sakara in the show’s co-main attraction. Stann is a -400 odds-on favorite, while...
“UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva” takes place Saturday inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 12:30PM ET/9:30AM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com for our live coverage.
The UFC’s Facebook will kick off the festivities by streaming the event’s preliminary card. Fans simply have to “Like”...
Full results from Sweden: Alexander Gustafsson def. Thiago Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30,27, 29-28) Brian Stann def. Alessio Sakara via KO due to punches in Round 1 (2:26) Siyar Bahadurzada def. Paulo Thiago via KO in Round 1 (0:42) Dennis Siver def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) John Maguire def. DaMarques [...]
The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva” take place today inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 10AM ET/7AM PT.
Thiago Silva (Pictured) makes his return to the Octagon after serving a year-long steroid suspension to face hometown hero Alexander Gustafsson in the...
The weigh-in begins at the 14:24 marker.
Main Card (Fuel TV)
• Light Heavyweight Main Event: Alexander Gustafsson (205) vs. Thiago Silva (205)
• Middleweight bout: Brian Stann (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (186)
• Welterweight bout: Paulo Thiago (170) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (170)
• Featherweight bout: Dennis Siver (147.5)* vs. Diego Nunes (146)
• Welterweight bout...
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