The UFC has announced its return to Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, June 1, at Ericsson Globe. Read the full press release issued today.

Gustafsson tried to get on the UFC London card in March, and would be a leading candidate to headline a June card

With tickets in high demand each time, fans are advised to register their interest early via to secure their tickets in advance. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, April 5, via AXS. In recent years UFC has seen a meteoric rise in popularity in Sweden.

In 2017, UFC fans got the chance to see local hero Alexander Gustafsson knock out top-ranked Glover Teixeira at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA in his third main event on home soil. More recently, Gustafsson went head-head with UFC legend Jon Jones at UFC® 232 and narrowly missed out on the light heavyweight title.

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The country is also home to upcoming UFC talent Jack Hermansson who defeated Gerald Meerschaert at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LEE vs. IAQUINTA via 3rst round submission and is now due to face David Branch at UFC FIGHT NIGHT® PHILADELPHIA. Fellow Swedish UFC fighters Ilir Latifi and David Teymur, have also both had a competitive and thrilling 2018 inside the Octagon®.

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UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content, David Shaw said “We’re delighted to be returning to Sweden. Our Scandinavian fans are fantastic and have always shown up in their thousands to support their own local hero’s. There is such strength and depth in our pool of Swedish talent and we’re sure they’ll put on a show not to be missed in June.”