MMAViking.com talks to Marshall Zelaznik, UFC Managing Director of International Development, about the UFC in Sweden event and plans for a UFC in Finland. Zelaznik reveals the close eye they have for ticket sales in Finland for the Sweden event, that may have an impact on a debut in Finland. “The crowd rivaled the Rio crowd” says Zelaznik about his experience of the energetic crowd at Globen Arena.
Zelaznik also mentions his conversation with an arena owner from Helsinki that was on location in Stockholm. “Finland is right up there” says Zelaznik about the European plan, “Finland is the first country that popped into my mind after Italy when we talk about European expansion”.