‘UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva’ Results and Recap

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
April 15th, 2012

UFC Alexander Gustafsson

“UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva” took place Saturday inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Alexander Gustafsson (Pictured), who is clearly being pushed by the organization as a potential future opponent for reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, posted a lopsided unanimous decision victory Thiago Silva in the show’s featured attraction.

Brian Stann quickly disposed of Alessio Sakara with a 1stRound knockout in the show’s co-main event.

Results (Play-by-Play):

Preliminary Card:


Jason Young Defeated Eric Wisely via Unanimous Decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Simeon Thoresen Defeated Besam Yousef via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:36 in the 2ndRound

Simeon Thoresen Defeated Besam Yousef via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:36 in the 2ndRound

Francis Carmont Defeated Magnus Cedenblad via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:24 in the 2ndRound

Cyrille Diabate Defeated Tom DeBlass via Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

James Head Defeated Papy Abedi via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:33 in the 1stRound

Main Card:


Brad Pickett Defeated Damacio Page via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:05 in the 2ndRound

John Maguire Defeated DaMarques Johnson via Submission (Armbar) at 4:40 in the 2ndRound

Dennis Siver Defeated Diego Nunes via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Siyar Bahadurzada Defeated Paulo Thiago via KO (Punch) at :42 in the 1stRound

Brian Stann Defeated Alessio Sakara via KO (Punches) at 2:26 in the 1stRound

Alexander Gustafsson Defeated Thiago Silva via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Fight Night Bonuses:

Fight of the Night:

Brad Pickett and Damacio Page ($50,000/each)

Submission of the Night:

John Maguire ($50,000)

Knockout of the Night:

Siyar Bahadurzada ($50,000)

Post-Fight Notes:

According to UFC president Dana White, 15,428 Swedes packed the venue, garnering the organization $2.23 million at the gate. The tally marked a live gate record for Ericsson Globe Arena.

White said it wouldn’t suck to have Gustafsson challenge light heavyweight king Jon Jones in Sweden somewhere down the line.

He wouldn’t commit to exactly where Gustafsson currently ranks on the 205-pound totem pole.

White said Alistair Overeem will have his due process with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and when it’s done, someone else will speak on it, not him. He’s still pretty pissed at Overeem.

He said forget about the #RallyForMarkHunt movement. If he beats Stefan Struve at UFC 146, then he’ll get a Top 5 foe.

White claimed The Ultimate Fighter: India is next. TUF: UK vs. Australia is also on the horizon.

Per White, the date and location for Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II is jeopardy. The United Nations is hosting a major conference in Brazil the week of UFC 147 and the Octagon might be forced to relocate and/or postpone.

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