UFC Returns This Saturday On FUEL TV

Rising UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. Photo courtesy of Sherdog.

UFC on FUEL TV takes place this Saturday afternoon from Stockholm, Sweden. The six-bout main card airs live on FUEL TV beginning at 12 p.m. in Arizona, culminating in a light heavyweight clash between Alexander Gustafsson and Thiago Silva.

After a six-week hiatus the UFC returns this Saturday afternoon for a card airing on FUEL TV. The card takes place from Stockholm, Sweden. This is the second time the UFC will feature a main card on FUEL TV, the first UFC on FUEL TV event drew record ratings for the network.

Rising light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (13-1) faces Thiago Silva (14-2) in the main event of the afternoon. Gustafsson is on a four-fight win streak since being submitted by Phil Davis at UFC 112. Gustafsson is 5-1 in the UFC and he has finished all of his fights.

Silva is coming off a no contest against Brian Vera at UFC 125. Silva originally defeated Vera by unanimous decision, however it was determined that Silva's post-fight urine sample was inconsistant with that of human urine, meaning Silva either tampered with the sample or submitted a sample that was not from him. Silva was suspended one year by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The co-main event features a middleweight clash between Brian Stann (11-4) and Alessio Sakara (15-8). Stann was submitted by Chael Sonnen in his last fight at UFC 136. Stann came into the fight against Sonnen with a three-fight win streak including a knockout of Chris Leben.

Sakara has been off for a year, while he recovered from ACL surgery. In his last fight, Sakara lost to Chris Weidman. Sakara only fought three times from 2009-2011.

UFC on FUEL TV features a six-fight main card that begins at 12 p.m. Arizona time. The six-bout preliminary card on Facebook begins at 9:30 a.m.

Main Card (FUEL TV):

Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Thiago Silva

Middleweight: Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara

Welterweight: Paulo Thiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Diego Nunes

Welterweight: DeMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire

Bantamweight: Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page

Preliminary Card (Facebook):

Welterweight: Papy Abedi vs. James Head

Light Heavyweight: Cyrille Diabate vs. Tom DeBlass

Middleweight: Francis Carmont vs. Magnus Cedenblad

Lightweight: Reza Madadi vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

Welterweight: Simeon Thoresen vs. Besem Yousef

Featherweight: Jason Young vs. Eric Wisely

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