Five and a half weeks before the UFC makes its debut in Sweden, the main event has been switched up due to injury. Sweden’s own Alexander Gustafsson was slated to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira but a knee injury suffered while training has forced him to withdraw. Replacing the light heavyweight will be the hard-hitting Thiago Silva, who hasn’t fought since January of 2011.
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The light heavyweight division in the UFC is one of the deepest the promotion has. Jon “Bones” Jones lit the MMA world on fire last year by fighting a staggering four times, three of which were title bouts. Jones seems to be unstoppable, but that hasn’t kept his challengers from wanting to take the newest sensation in MMA down a peg or two.
The UFC’s first trip to Sweden will logically be filled with local talent but yesterday the UFC announce the event will also be headlined by a Swede. Rising light heavyweight prospect Alexander Gustafsson will face the veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira UFC on FUEL TV 2. The card will take place at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden and air live on FUEL TV on Saturday April 14th.