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UFC’s Debut in Sweden Sells Out in Three Hours

Written by Tom Ngo
January 14th, 2012
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One thing is for certain, them Swedes sure love them some mixed martial arts. According to the UFC, the organization’s debut in Sweden sold out just three hours after tickets went on sale to the general public on Friday.

“People have told me that the Swedish market is great for the UFC and now our fans just proved it,” UFC president Dana White shared in a press release. “I really like to take the UFC to new markets. I’m very excited to come to Stockholm in April, and the event will be outstanding.”

The card marks the fastest-selling European event in UFC history.

Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm hosts the festivities. FUEL TV will air the main card live in North America at 3PM ET/12PM PT.

A light heavyweight shootout between Sweden’s own Alexander Gustafsson (Pictured) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira headlines the show.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Papy Abedi vs. James Head

Magnus Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont

Besam Yousef vs. Simeon Thoresen

Akira Corassani vs. Jason Young

Jorgen Kruth vs. Cyrille Diabate

DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire

Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago

Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

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