UFC on Fuel 2 Preview: Gustafsson vs. Silva
The UFC had a short hiatus but is 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 12 p.m. PT while the prelims can be viewed on the UFC page on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. PT on Saturday.
Alexander Gustafsson takes on Thiago Silva in the main event. Gustafsson will be fighting in his hometown and in front of many friends and family members. He is a legitimate contender in the light heavyweight division, and if he wins he might be a fight or two away from challenging current champion Jon Jones for the title.
Silva is the underdog in this fight and his opponent will have a four-inch reach advantage.
Although Gustafsson is from Sweden, he trains out of Team Alliance in San Diego, Calif., along with current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.
There are many fighters from Europe on this show since this is the first European card this year.
Brian Stann will fight Alessio Sakara in the co-main event. This fight promises to be a good stand-up brawl as both of these fighters like to keep the fight on their feet.
The "All American" Stann is coming off a loss to Chael Sonnen last November and suffered a family tragedy two days before Christmas when his brother-in-law was killed in a violent death.
Sakara was on a three-fight winning streak until he lost to Chris Weidman in his last fight. Sakara trains out of Miami with American Top Team.
Most MMA fans are anticipating the UFC 145 show on April 21 because of the main event grudge match between Rashad Evans and Jon Jones, but this Saturday's card is very underrated.
Other fights that could be exciting are Dennis Siver vs. Diego Nunes, Papy Abedi vs. James Head and Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago.
Siver is making his featherweight debut on this show and it will be interesting to see how the weight cut affects the muscular fighter.
Although there are a lot of unknown fighters on this card, this show in Sweden might have better fights than next week's UFC 145 show.
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