Now that the UFC’s return to Stockholm has a headliner, the rest of the card is taking shape.
Earlier today, officials announced light-heavyweight contenders Alexander Gustafsson (17-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Glover Teixeira (26-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) are slated for the UFC Fight Night in Stockholm headliner.
Additional bouts include middleweights Magnus Cedenblad (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) vs. Chris Camozzi (24-12 MMA, 9-9 UFC), heavyweights Christian Colombo (8-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) vs. Damian Grabowski (20-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC), and middleweights Jack Hermansson (14-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Alex Nicholson (7-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC).
The card, possibly UFC Fight Night 109, takes place May 28 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. Broadcast plans weren’t announced; past Stockholm events have been FOX, FUEL TV and UFC Fight Pass offerings.
Cedenblad, who fights in his home country for this event, had won four straight UFC fights – three via stoppage – before a TKO loss to Jack Marshman in November. The 34-year-old now meets vet Camozzi, who’s currently in his third UFC stint. The 30-year-old is likely in a must-win situation; since a recent three-fight UFC winning streak, he’s posted back-to-back losses to Thales Leites and Daniel Kelly.
Colombo, a 37-year-old Danish fighter, gets a third shot at a first UFC win.
Although he won six straight fights to get a UFC contract, he’s since fought Jarjis Danho to a majority draw and then suffered a submission defeat to Luis Henrique. He now meets Grabowski, a 36-year-old Polish fighter and former M-1 champ who’s suffered knockout losses to Derrick Lewis and Anthony Hamilton since joining the UFC this past year.
Hermansson, a 28-year-old Swede, is a former Cage Warriors champ who signed with the UFC in 2016 and scored a decision victory over Scott Askham in his promotional debut. After a recent submission defeat to Cezar Ferreira, Hermansson looks to rebound when he meets Nicholson, a 26-year-old who’s 1-2 in the UFC with losses to Misha Cirkunov and Sam Alvey, as well as a first-round knockout win over Devin Clark.
The latest UFC Fight Night in Stockholm card includes:
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira
Chris Camozzi vs. Magnus Cedenblad
Christian Colombo vs. Damian Grabowski
Jack Hermansson vs. Alex Nicholson