UFC Sweden: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to headline card


The UFC will expand its international footprint in 2012 when it travels to Sweden for the first time in the history of the promotion. The promotion will make its Swedish debut on April 14 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.

The main event on the card will feature Stokholm’s own Alexander Gustafsson facing off against Antonio Rogerio “Lil’ Nog” Nogueira. Gustafsson is coming off a first round TKO win over Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 141. The victory pushed Gustafsson’s record to 13-1, with his only loss coming to Phil Davis at UFC 112.

Nogueira will also enter the Octagon coming off a big win, as he defeated Tito Ortiz via first round TKO at UFC 140.  The victory ended a two fight losing streak for Nogueira. 

Also appearing on the Stockholm card:

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago

DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire

Jörgen Kruth vs. Cyrille Diabate

Magnus “Jycken” Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont

Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara

Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page

James Head vs. Papy Abedi

Further Reading: UFC 141: Alexander Gustafsson TKO’s Matyushenko in Round 1

Photo: UFC fighter Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114 on May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker