The UFC touched down in Sweden for the first time this Saturday. To many, the most striking part of the evening in Stockholm was the knockouts: Brian Stann’s on Alessio Sakara, Siyar Bahadurzada’s on Paulo Thiago… —the Brazilian elite police trooper kissing the canvas was worth a 50,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus for “The Great” of Afghanistan.
However, UFC on Fuel also drew wows for the number of finishes, six of them out of a total 12 fights. There were five chokes—four rear-nakeds and one guillotine—and an armbar that earned best-of-the-night honors, performed by John Maguire on DaMarques Johnson. Now the “Fight of the Night” bonus went to the Brad Pickett-Damacio Page matchup, won by the former via rear-naked choke.
In the event headliner, Alexander Gustafsson dominated Thiago Silva for three rounds and took the unanimous nod from the judges. The Brazilian is coming off three back-to-back poor results, two losses and one no contest, while local boy Gustafsson hasn’t lost in five fights.
Check out the complete results:
UFC on Fuel TV
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Alexander Gustafsson defeated Thiago Silva via unanimous decision;
Brian Stann defeated Alessio Sakara via KO in R1;
Siyar Bahadurzada defeated Paulo Thiago via KO in R1;
Dennis Siver defeated Diego Nunes via unanimous decision;
John Maguire defeated DaMarques Johnson via armbar in R2;
Brad Pickett defeated Damacio Page via rear-naked choke in R2;
James Head submitted Papy Abedi via rear-naked choke in R1;
Cyrille Diabete defeated Tom DeBlass via majority decision;
Francis Carmont subbed Magnus Cedenblad via rear-naked choke in R2;
Reza Madadi subbed Toislandy Izquierdo via guillotine in R2;
Simeon Thoresen subbed Besam Yousef via rear-naked choke in R2;
Jason Young defeated Eric Wisely via unanimous decision.