Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Injured, Alexander Gustafsson Now Meets Thiago Silva at ‘UFC on FUEL TV 2’

Written by Tom Ngo
March 6th, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva

According to the UFC, a knee injury has forced Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out of his April 14th scrap against Alexander Gustafsson. As we all know fully well, the Octagon show waits for no man, as Thiago Silva (Pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute.

Silva initially posted a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Brandon Vera at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day in 2011. However, the Brazilian subsequently flunked his drug test and had his win overturned to a no contest.

The light heavyweight was also issued a year-long suspension and fined $2,500 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

He was slated to face Igor Pokrajac on May 15th. It is believed the organization will find Pokrajac a new opponent for “UFC on FUEL TV 3.”

Gustafsson is coming off a quick TKO victory over Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 141. Following December’s bout, the up-and-comer expressed great interest in competing in front of his fellow Swedes.

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

Here is the card’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:

Yoislandy Izquierdo vs. Reza Madadi

Jason Young vs. Eric Wisely

Besam Yousef vs. Simeon Thoresen

Diego Nunes vs. Dennis Siver

Magnus Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont

Jorgen Kruth vs. Cyrille Diabate

Papy Abedi vs. James Head

Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page

Main Card:


DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago

Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Thiago Silva (Three-Round Fight)

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