UFC Stockholm takes place inside the Ericsson Globe in Sweden’s capital-city Stockholm tonight! The last time the UFC made their appearance in Sweden was for UFC Fight Night Gustafsson v Glover Texiera in May 2017.
Sure you can’t have a UFC event in Sweden and not have Alexander Gustafsson on the card right? UFC Fight Night Stockholm will take place this Saturday night in the organisations latest installment of the UFC’s European tour of their famous octagon.
In the main event, Gus as he is known, is one of the most experienced and dangerous 205-pound fighters on the planet, not named current Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones and former champ Daniel Cormier.
Gustafsson uses his long range, excellent striking and has a solid chin mixed in with a technical game-plan. Taking on Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith this weekend is no easy task, but I see Gus using his veteran experienced and freakish cardio to full effect. Having the back of the home-town crowd helps!
My tips-Gustafsson by decision
This man is simply scary. Not many other words are needed for the Austrian-Aleksandar Rakic who holds a current 11-1 record, his only defeat coming in his first professional fight. Boasting an 11-fight win streak certainly isn’t an easy task in the 205 pound division.
Out of Rakic’s 11 victories, 8 of them YES EIGHT have come by way of KO/TKO. I certainly wouldn’t want to pay this man £2 short in his fight contract….
Rakic faces Londoner Jimi Manuwa, who has lost three in a row and at the age of 39, looks like he dosen’t have many octagon appearances left in him. This should be a one-sided contest, and one Rakic can pick his round in the order of fight ending sequences.
My tips-Rakic first round KO/TKO
You may look at this selection and think ‘what a bizzare name, those typical Yanks!’ however Mr Fishgold is actually from Liverpool ill have you know. ‘Fishy’ as he is known was the former Cage Warriors Welterweight champion before making the jump to the UFC in 2018.
Fishgold’s UFC debut didn’t go to plan being surprisingly knockout in the first round, but the 170-pounder defeated Sweden’s Daniel Teymur last time out via submission at UFC Moncton.
The Liverpudlian takes on Makwan Amirkhani, both men have shown their hate for each other and have had several altercations this fight week. Fishy is a submission specialist but I see him looking to show fight fans his scary KO power that’s been previously performed. This should be a cracker!
My tip-Fishgold second round KO/TKO
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