The fourth trip to Sweden for the Octagon will be it’s biggest yet. Set to be the largest European MMA event in the history of the UFC, the Tele2 Arena is expected to be filled with 30,000 fans. There are four Nordic fighters on the card, including three Swedes in Alexander Gustafson, Nico Musoke, and Akira Corassani, plus Finn Makwan Amirkhani.


There are 12 fights on the card. “The Mauler” will take on American Anthony “Rumble” Johnson as the headliner and most anticipated fight of the card. The winner is set to fight for the Light Heavyweight title in 2015. Below is a run-down of all of the fights.

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson
Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi
Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis
Akira Corassani vs. Sam Sicilia

Nico Musoke vs. Albert Tumenov
Sultan Aliev vs. Kenny Robertson
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Andy Ogle
Nikita Krylov vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Anthony Christodoulou vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta

Mirsad Bektic vs. Paul Redmond
Chris Beal vs. Neil Seery

The UFC has released information about timings for both the weigh-in and event night. On Friday January 23rd doors to the Hovet Arena (next to the Tele2 Arena) open for the weigh-in and fan activities, while the event itself will take place in the Tele2 Arena on Saturday 24th, doors opening to the public 20:00.

Expect a few events with UFC Guest Fighters. Five of them have been officially announced to be in attendance, including:
– Poland’s Jan Blachowicz
– Germany’s Nick Hein
– Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood
– USA’s Urijah Faber
– England’s Luke Barnatt
– Hawaii’s Travis Browne

WEIGH-IN, Hovet Arena, Friday 23rd
15:30 Doors Open to Fight Club Members
16:00 Doors Open to General Public
16:45 Q&A
18:00 Weigh-in Begins

FIGHT NIGHT, Tele2 Arena, Saturday 24th
20:00 Doors Open to Public
22:00 Fight Pass Prelims Begin
23:00 Fox Sports 1 Prelims Begin
02:00 Main Card Begins
04:00 Approximate ending of event

The event will be broadcast live in the USA on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with Prelims starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1, and will be broadcast on Swedish premium Pay-TV C More and their streaming service for sports content C Sports.

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