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UFC to Travel to Sweden April 14


(Hopefully they leave their vuvuzelas at home)

The UFC announced today that it’s international expansion plans for 2012 include a move into Scandanavia — namely Sweden, where the promotion will hold an event April 14.

Slated for the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, the event will undoubtedly feature Swedish breakout star Alexander Gustafsson who handed Vladimir Matyushenko a first round TKO last Friday night at UFC 141. Depending on how Reza Madadi does against Fabricio Camoes at UFC on FX 1 on January 20, Gustafsson may only be joined on the card by Papi Abedi and a handful of his fellow countrymen who are brought in for the prelims to add some local flavor.

Unfortunately, Denmark-born fighter Martin Kampmann is already slated to take on Thiago Alves March 3 in Australia. “Hitman” has expressed interest in competing on the rumored card when it finally got a date, but it’sunlikely that the popular welterweight will be read in time for a fight one month after his main event tilt with “Pitbull.”

Zuffa has not yet announced any match-ups for the event, but it’s likely that they will in the coming weeks now that the location has been set.

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Me likey- January 5, 2012 at 5:36 am
@sonofserbia
if they tried to do a WWII theme it wouldn't work. they wouldn't have any swedish fighters on the card since sweden was nuetral. german fighter probably wouldn't want to be on that side of the fence either. you know, after that pesky holocaust thing.
lenoz- January 5, 2012 at 3:54 am
Papy just got booked vs. James Head. I should do this for a living.
RB- January 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm
@DangadaDang
It was actually Austria, not Sweden. Good info to have, though.
Todd M- January 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm
Bwahaha, Hot Ham Wallet, Pure Gold.
SonOfSerbia- January 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm
They should book some Eastern European fighters on that card as well, there are many of us in Sweden who would attend the fight. Book all the Euros; make it Europe vs America or some gimmick like that WW2 all over again.
Sodak- January 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm
maybe the UFC will finally sign hellboy he lives close by.
Tyr- January 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Finally, never thought ufc would come to Sweden.
DangadaDang- January 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm
I remember when I was a freshman in college I happened to catch an episode of MANSWERS that informed me the average man is 80% more likely to get a beej in Sweden. CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT SCIENCE.
lenoz- January 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm
MR - I'd trust your memory over mine, I just didn't hear anything about him being dropped, but that doesn't mean I didn't just miss it. I imagine the Sweden show has been in the pipeline ages so they probably kept him around with that in mind.
Spicymeatball- January 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm
I guess this means that DBag Akira Corassani gets a free ride to the UFC.
Mike Russell- January 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm
My bad. I thought Abedi was dropped after his loss to Alves.
lenoz- January 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm
You forgot Papy Abedi. Hopefully he'll show up with a better performance than he had against Alves.
Zombye2- January 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm
Looks gay? Doh, he's swedish.

MVH

Finland
Kid Clam Curtains- January 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm
That guy looks gay. I'd much rather bang the guy in the way back eating the burrito.
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Fried Taco- January 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Go for it KCC! That dude on the right with the green and yellow fuzzy penis cover looks just about your speed! ;-)
Perennial- January 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Finally. I live in Sweden so this will be perfect. I hope [insert Swedish names here] and Dennis FUCKING BLITZKRIEG Siver will be on the card.
Kid Clam Curtains- January 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm
So much hot ham wallet in Sweden. If I were in the UFC and not fighting I'd still go just so I could sniff some sweet swedish holes.
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