The fight card is set for the next UFC on Fuel TV, scheduled to air live on Fuel TV on Saturday April 14,2012 at 12pm/3pm PT/ET from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Scheduled to fight on the card will be:
Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustaffson (13-1-0) vs. Thiago Silva (14-2-0, 1nc) in a light heavyweight fight
Brian ‘All American’ Stann (11-4-0) vs. Alessio ‘Legionarius’ Sakara
Paulo Thiago (14-3-0) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Dennis Silver (19-8-0) vs. Diego ‘The Gun’ Nunez (17-2-0)
Damarques ‘Darkness’ Johnson (18-9-0) vs. John Maguire (17-3-0)
Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett (21-5-0) vs. Damacio ‘The Angel of Death’ Page (12-6-0)
Papy ‘Makambo’ Abedi (8-1-0) vs. James Head (7-2-0)
Cyrille ‘The Snake’ Diabate (18-8-3) vs. Jorgen Kruth
Francis ‘Limitless’ Carmont (17-7-0) vs. Magnus Cedenblad
Simeon Thoresen vs. Besam Yousef
Jason ‘Shotgun’ Young (8-5-0) vs. Eric ‘Little Lee’ Wisely (19-7-0)
UFC on Fuel TV has come and gone, and in its wake it has left many fight fans wondering where the results will land the combatants in the rankings of their respective weight classes.
Jake Ellenberger won a unanimous decision against Diego Sanchez, leaving many people thinking that Ellenberger should have a shot at the interim belt, getting a rematch for a controversial decision loss when he fought Carlos Condit in his UFC debut.
Arguably, the most impressive performance came from former TUF fighter, Jonathan Brookins, who quickly dismantled opponent, Vagner Rocha. The fight will surely land on Jonathan Brookins highlight reel, after Brookins dropped his opponent and knocked out Rocha with a vicious ground and pound performed through Rocha’s guard. Brookins will likely have to be reassessed as to where he falls in contention for the 145 lb belt.
Stefan Struve managed to put another tally in his win column, by way of TKO, against his opponent, Dave Herman. Though seemingly hurt at times, Stefan Struve managed to weather Herman’s offense and put together some nice strikes of his own ending the night for Herman in impressive fashion.
Ronnie Marks put out enough effort to take the decision from opponent Aaron Simpson in a somewhat lack luster brawl.
Stipe Miocic keeps his unblemished record against contender Philip De Fries, also formerly undefeated, in an impressive first round swarm that ended the winning streak of De Fries by way of KO.
T.J. Dillashaw took Walel Watson anywhere he wanted in the fight, with the exception of a stoppage. The former TUF fighter, T.J. Dillashaw, seemed to have no difficulties pressing his attack on Watson, but could not finish a rear naked choke, that the fighter insisted on attempting for a large duration of their mat time. It looks like Dillashaw can definitely find an easy improvement in his game by working on his BJJ, but an impressive showing none the less.
Ivan Menjivar had a shaky start against John Albert but kept his wits about him and managed to get a submission by way of rear naked choke early in the fight.
The UFC on Fuel TV match ups have been announced for the card set to air on February 15, 2012 at 5pm/8pm PT/ET at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, NE.
Diego Sanchez (25-4-0) vs Jake Ellenberger (26-5-0)
Stefan Struve (26-5-0) vs Dave Herman (21-2-0)
Aaron Simpson (10-2-0) vs Ronny Markes (12-1-0)
Stipe Miocic (7-0-0) vs Phil De Fries (8-0-0)
TJ Dillashaw (5-1-0) vs Walel Watson (9-3-0)
Ivan Menjivar (21-8-0) vs John Albert (7-1-0)
Jonathan Brookins (13-4-0) vs Vagner Rocha (7-2-0)
Buddy Roberts (11-2-0) vs Sean Loeffler (25-5-0)
Anton Kuivanen (16-4-0) vs Justin Salas(9-3-0)
Tim Means (16-3-1) vs Bernardo Magalhaes (11-1-0)