UFC Sweden Recap/Results/Bonuses/Meds
UFC Sweden delivered, right? Well, Big G didn’t KO Silva, but Siyar The Killer did a number onPaulo Thiago! What more could Sweden ask for? Those greedy bastards…The prelims delivered good back and forth action as well as 4 submissions, 2 decisions and 4 submissions, not a bad start. The main card came on strong, James Head and Papy Abedi gave it a great intro with their back and forth, both guys being rocked and finally Head coming back to finish Papy by RNC. Brad Pickett proved he’s a force at Bantamweight, and page put up a competitive fight. John Maguire was poetry in motion! Really, it was beautiful ot watch him trasistion to the wining armbar. His opponent, DaMarques Johnson, is a solid fighter with a great ground game, which made John’s debut all the more impressive. I’m looking forward to seeing what Maguire does in his next fight. Siver/Nunes was a fun fight, I felt Nunes let it slip away from him by not engaging more, I hated to see him lose. Good showing for Siver, this might be a weight he is suited for. Brian Stann put an absolute beating on Alessio Sakara, his GnP is unparalleled, it’s Matt Hughes esque and quite satisfying. Alexander Gustafsson showed he’s got great skills, once again. Thiago Silva did’t have an answer for the footwork, reach advantage, power, hell for anything Big G brought to the Octagon™ this night. I feel Big G was a bit overwhelmed by the hometown crowd and the pressure to succeed had him playing a little bit and kept him from going for the kill. I could be wrong, and Silva was just to hard to KO, but I doubt it. Brad Pickett picked up FOTN, Siyar KOTN, and of course John Maguire SOTN. If you didn’t watch the broadcast, look for the highlights, Siyar’s KO of Thiago was absolutely mesmerizing, and John Maguire’s submission was as I stated before ‘poetry in motion’. This weekend is UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans, how excited are you for it? I’m a ball of fire right now. Until then, cheers.
as MMAJunkie first reported
Paulo Thiago- 28 day suspension by the Swedish MMA Federation following KO loss
Alessio Sakara- 28-day suspension by the Swedish MMA Federation following KO loss
Ratings: 197,000 viewers
Preliminary card (Facebook)
- Featherweight bout: Jason Young vs. Eric Wisely
Young defeated Wisely via unanimous decision (30–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Welterweight bout: Simeon Thoresen vs. Besam Yousef
Thoresen defeated Yousef via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:36 of round 2.
- Lightweight bout: Reza Madadi vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo
Madadi defeated Izquierdo via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:28 of round 2.
- Middleweight bout: Francis Carmont vs. Magnus Cedenblad
Carmont defeated Cedenblad via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:42 of round 2.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Cyrille Diabate vs. Tom DeBlass
Diabate defeated DeBlass via majority decision (29–28, 29–28, 28–28).
- Welterweight bout: Papy Abedi vs. James Head
Head defeated Abedi via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:33 of round 1. This bout aired on the Fuel TV broadcast following the Stann vs. Sakara fight.
- Bantamweight bout: Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page
Pickett defeated Page via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of round 2.
- Welterweight bout: DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire
Maguire defeated Johnson via submission (armbar) at 4:40 of round 2.
- Featherweight bout: Dennis Siver vs. Diego Nunes
Siver defeated Nunes via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Welterweight bout: Paulo Thiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Bahadurzada defeated Thiago via KO (punch) at 0:42 of round 1.
- Middleweight bout: Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara
Stann defeated Sakara via KO (punches) at 2:26 of round 1.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Thiago Silva
Gustafsson defeated Silva via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
- Fight of the Night: Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page
- Knockout of the Night: Siyar Bahadurzada
- Submission of the Night: John Maguire
Rumble young man Rumble