Swedes 9 Wins & 9 Losses in the UFC
There have been four UFC fighters out of Sweden that have fought in the Octagon, with several having debut’s shortly.
So far, the fighters have combined records of 7 wins and 6 losses:
• Alexander Gustafsson (7 wins and 1 loss)
• Papy “Makambo” Abedi (0 wins and 2 loss)
• Magnus Cedenblad (0 wins and 1 losses)
• Akira Corassani (1 wins and 0 losses)
• Besam Yousef (0 wins and 1 losses)
• Reza Madadi (1 wins and 0 losses)
• David Bielkheden (1 win and 2 losses) – Not currently in UFC
• Per Eklund (1 win and 2 losses) – Not currently in UFC
History of Swedes in the UFC
UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle, USA – December 8, 2012
- Alexander Gustafsson wins his sixth straight fight in the Octagon. Unanimous decision against former UFC champion and Pride Grand Prix champion Mauricia Rua.
UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October 13, 2012
- Reza Madadi lost a controversial decision to Cristiano Marcello. Almost all in the media scored the bout 29-28 for Madadi.
UFC on FUEL TV 5 in Nottingham, England – September 29, 2012
- Akira Corassani won a split decision over Andy Ogle.
UFC on Fuel 2 / UFC in Sweden – April 14, 2012
- Alexander Gustafsson wins his fifth straight fight in the UFC. A 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28 unanimous decision victory over Thiago Silva.
- Reza Madadi won his UFC debut by submission over Yoislandy Izquierdo.
- Magnus Cedenblad lost his UFC Debut by stoppage in round 2 by Francis Carmont.
- Besam Yousef lost his UFC debut by submission in round 2 by Simeon Thoresen.
Note : Akira Corassani and Jorgen Kruth were scheduled for the card, but were removed due to injuries.
UFC 141 - Sweden Fighter Records – 7 Wins and 6 Losses
Alexander Gustafsson wins his fourth straight in the Octagon, with a December 30 TKO (punches) over Vladimir Matyushenko at the 2:13 mark.
UFC 138 - Sweden Fighter Records – 6 Wins and 6 Losses
Papy “Makambo” Abedi’s was submitted by Thiago Alves in the UK in his Octagon Debut.
UFC 133 – Sweden Fighter Records – 6 Wins and 5 Losses
Alexander Gustafsson dominates Matt Hamill on August 6, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mauler ends the fight with ground and pound with a TKO in the second round.
UFC 127 – Sweden Fighter Records – 5 Wins and 5 Losses
Alexander Gustafsson is victorious versus the New Zealander James Te Huna on the Australia card on February 27th.
UFC 120 – Sweden Fighter Records – 4 Wins and 5 Losses
Alexander Gustafsson submits Cyrille Diabate on October 16 at The 02 in London.
UFC 112 – Sweden Fighter Records – 3 Wins and 5 Losses
Alexander Gustafsson loses in challenging match with Phil Davis. Alexander showed he’s come a long way in his wrestling abilities by defending several take-downs, but ultimately the Division I College champion wrestler was too much.
UFC 105 – Sweden Fighter Records – 3 Wins and 4 Losses
Alexander Gustafsson wins in debut against Jared Hamman with first round knockout!
UFC 97 – Sweden Fighter Records – 2 Wins and 4 Losses
David Bielkheden lost to Canadian jiu-jitsu specialist Mark Bocek.
UFC 95 in London, England – February 21, 2009 - (2 Wins and 3 Losses)
Per Eklund lost to Evan Dunham at UFC 95 by first round KO (punches). This prelim fight was shown on the main PPV broadcast.
UFC 89 in Birmingham, England - October 18, 2008 (2 Wins and 2 Losses)
MMA fighters from Sweden, David Bielkheden and Per Eklund, had dominating wins at UFC 89 on October 18 in Birmingham, England!!! These victories will help the campaign to bring the UFC to their homeland of Sweden. Both fighters weighed in at 155 lbs. Per Eklund won over Samy Schiavo in a 3 round decision.
UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, USA- Sweden Fighter Records (0 Wins and 2 Losses)
David Bielkheden fights Diego Sanchez on the prelim card at 170 lbs. on short notice, and loses in the first round.
UFC 80 in Newcastle, England – Sweden Fighter Records (0 Wins and 1 Loss)
Per Eklund makes Sweden’s debut with a loss to Sam Stout in a decision in the card headlined by B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson.