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“UFC On FUEL TV 2: Gustafsson Vs. Silva” Results

Welcome to’s live coverage of UFC On FUEL TV 2: Gustafsson Vs. Silva. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The main card will air live on FUEL TV while the preliminary card will be streamed on Facebook.

Now, on to the action! We’ll have live round-by round coverage of all preliminary and main card bouts updated every few minutes. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.


Jason Young vs. Eric Wisely

And we’re off. Today’s first bout takes place in the featherweight division.

Round 1: They start out feinting, before trading a few kicks; Wisely lands a solid one to the body. Wisey slips in nicely with a left hand. Young hanging in the pocket and looking to counter, he scores with a hard left hook. Wisely throws a spinning back kick to close to Young, allowing his opponent to grab hold of him and go for the suplex. Wisely defends well and manages to hop to his feet. Young keeps hold of him and walks him to the cage, landing some knees to the hamstrings before they’re separated. Young displaying some nice timing, landing some crisp single shots. Young forces Wisely off balance after a failed kick attempt and winds up in guard. Young backs out without much done and Wisely gets to his feet. Young again knocks Wisely off balance, getting in some solid elbows before standing up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Young

Round 2: Wisely starts off with a solid right leg kick. Young catches another leg kick attempt and bulls Wisely to the fence, sweeping his other leg to score a forceful takedown. Wisely active with strikes from guard, prompting Young to back out of guard and kick his legs. Young drops back in guard with a hammering right hand. Wisely stifling most of Young’s work with solid defense, but not threatening with much more than short elbows. Young slipping in some effective close-range ground and pound. After Young backs out of guard again, the ref stands Wisely up. Young hits Wisely with a well-timed cut kick to knock him off balance and goes back to work from guard as the round closes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Young

Round 3: Wisely starts the round with a hard front kick to the face. Young takes it well, but Wisely is on him like a dog. Wisely threatens to take Young his back as he drags him to the mat, but Young defends and they end up on the cage. Wisely is on the attack, scoring nicely on the feet with a dynamic attack. Young slams Wisely to the mat at the halfway mark as he throws a kick. The action stalls. The crowd picks up its intensity and Young postures, landing three hard right hands. Young backs out of guard and tries getting in with a few big rights, but Wisely defends well. The ref stands them up. Forty seconds to go. Wisely with a cracking left straight from the one-two. Wisely falls to the mat as he throws a head kick with fifteen seconds left, allowing Young to take top position.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Wisely

Jason Young defeated Eric Wisely via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Simeon Thoresen vs. Besam Yousef

A battle of Scandinavians is up next, with Yousef repping Sweden and Thoresen in for Norway.

Round 1: They end up in the clinch early, with Yousef landing a sequence of solid right hands to the ribs before they separate. Yousef with a lead left hook that cracks Thoresen squarely. Thoresen goes for the takedown, but Yousef defends. Thoresen has the clear reach advantage, but it isn’t giving Yousef too much trouble. The Swede is so far able to get inside and land hard shots. Thoresen goes for the single and eventually gets him down with the high crotch, but not after eating multiple short punches. Yousef landing some solid shots from the bottom, but Thoresen seems to be keeping his composure, landing some hard ground and pound from the top. The ref questionably stands them up, where Yousef goes to work with powerful punches. Thoresen goes for the clinch, but ends up taking the worst of it as Yousef counters his sparing knees with hard hooks to the body and uppercuts to the face. Thoresen forcing the clinch as the round closes, but Yousef remains the more effective striker.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Yousef
Round 2: Yousef sticks that left hook again, blanking Thoresen for a moment. Thoresen shoots for the takedown from the outside, but Yousef defends well. Yousef on the attack now, putting Thoresen on his heels with a volley of hard punches. Thoresen lands a short right that wobbles Yousef; he follows him down and tries for a choke. Yousef defends and moves into top control, but Thoresen threatens with a modified guillotine. Thoresen transitioning from slick sub attempts to hard ground and pound, taking Yousef into deep waters as he’s forced to defend. Thoresen eventually opens Yousef up for the rear naked choke with some ground and pound, forcing the tap in short order.

Simeon Thoresen defeated Besam Yousef via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:36 of round 2

Reza Madadi vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

Hometown hero Madadi soaks in the crowd’s enthusiastic welcome, milking his entrance.

Round 1: Izquierdo with a quick body kick and an easy defense of the takedown. Izquierdo with some nice striking on display, but it isn’t long before Madadi forces the takedown. Madadi in side control. Madadi running circles around Izquierdo on the mat right now, transitioning well and looking to set up a choke. Izquierdo hangs tough and springs out of the hold firing, stinging Madadi and causing him to backpedal. Izquierdo pursuant, but Madadi regains his composure and forces the clinch. Madadi briefly drags Izquierdo down, but he pops right to his feet. Madadi working for a high crotch as the ref prematurely separates them. Not big fans of grappling in Sweden? Izquierdo putting his strikes together well, using his range deftly. Izquierdo with a damaging flurry as the round closes, but he over-commits and gives up the takedown. Izquierdo still active with strikes from his back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Izquierdo

Round 2: Izquierdo with an ever-changing striking assault that’s keeping Madadi stifled. Again, he gets overzealous though and allows Madadi to change levels and hit the takedown. Madadi in side control. Izquierdo reverses, but Madadi rolls with it and slaps on a high-elbow guillotine, finishing the hold in mount.

There seems to be a confrontation between the two fighters as the results are announced.

Reza Madadi defeated Yoislandy Izquierdo via submission (guillotine) at 1:28 of round 2

Francis Carmont vs. Magnus Cedenblad

Cedenblad, a Stockholm fighter, also enjoys a hero’s welcome.

Round 1: Both men gauging their range standing. Carmont lands a solid switch kick to the body before hitting a power double and planting Cedenblad on the mat. Carmont in half guard. Cedenblad doing well to keep Carmont from doing much in the position. Carmont lazily backs out of guard and Cedenblad uses the opportunity to chase for the takedown and end up on top. Carmont tries to sweep, but leaves himself open for the mount. Carmont gives up his back. Cedenblad riding him, landing some hard left hands as he works for the choke. Carmont doing his best to fight out, but Cedenblad is showing solid technique in constantly staying on him and in dominant position. Cedenblad working for the rear naked choke, but Carmont survives and turns into Cedenblad’s guard with a minute to go. Carmont trying to establish ground and pound, working in a few hard shots before passing to half guard. Carmont takes mount, but Cedenblad dumps Carmont off of him and ends the round on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cedenblad

Round 2: Carmont goes for the takedown early, depositing Cedenblad on the canvas. Carmont with heavy ground and pound. Carmont moves to mount and continues his assault. Cedenblad is wilting. Carmont laying a beating on the Swede, occasionally looking for the choke. After a torrent of hard punches, Carmont flattens him out and sinks the rear naked choke. Cedenblad taps immediately.

Francis Carmont defeated Magnus Cedenblad via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:42 of round 2

Cyrille Diabate vs. Tom DeBlass

Round 1: DeBlass trying to close the distance and get his hands on Diabate. He eventually closes the gap and takes Diabates down, ending up in guard. The action on the ground is slow, as Diabate’s length is providing him the leverage to make it difficult for DeBlass to pass or mount offense. Mike Goldberg generously describes the action as “methodical.” DeBlass eventually works to side control. One minute left. The round winds down with little offense to speak of.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for DeBlass

Round 2: DeBlass catches a kick and dumps Diabate to the mat right off the bat. Diabate fighting free, but as he stands DeBlass throws him into a guillotine. Diabate defends, but ends up on his back again. Deblass in side control. Diabate gets to his feet and lands a takedown of his own. Diabate looking to work ground and pound. DeBlass stalls Diabate’s assault and reverses positioning by threatening with a footlock. DeBlass back in side mount. Diabate reverses and gets back to his feet again, landing some mean punches from top position. Diabate doing the most damage of the fight right now.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Diabate

Round 3: DeBlass eats a pair of straight shots that sting. Diabate hammers DeBlass with a knee as he closes the gap. That one hurt him. Diabate taking his time, landing solid punches and keeping DeBlass on the outside. DeBlass ends up on his back on the mat, with Diabate working ground and pound. DeBlass looks like he’d rather be anywhere else right now. DeBlass rolls for a leglock again, but Diabate defends. DeBlass uses the hold to take top position with a minute and a half left, though. He doesn’t hold the position long, as Diabate slips out and takes top position himself. Diabate pounding away at DeBlass as the round closes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Diabate

Cyrille Diabate defeated Tom DeBlass via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Papy Abedi vs. James Head

Another fighter from Stockholm, Abedi also enters the arena to a raucous and supportive crowd.

Round 1: Abedi favoring kicks early on. Head scoring with straight punches. Head engages the clinch and presses Abedi into the cage. Abedi turns Head into the cage and takes him down with the high crotch. Abedi in full guard. Abedi gets in some short ground and pound before passing to half guard. Head gets to his feet though and lands a solid knee from the clinch. Both men get in some good punches. Head finding a home for his straight right. It looks like he has Abedi worried, preventing the Swede’s takedown attempts and making him pay with elbows and hard rights. Abedi is rocked, he falls to the mat and Head follows him down, taking top position. Head takes the back and sinks in the rear naked choke, forcing Abedi to tap.

James Head defeated Papy Abedi via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:33 of round 1


Our main card opener features a pair of bantamweight scrappers on Pickett and Page.

Round 1: These two waste no time, planting their feet in the center and trading bombs. Pickett knocks Page off balance after catching a leg. Page active from his back, threatenging with an armbar to force the standup. This is turning into a slobberknocker, each man getting in hard shots. Page hits a takedown; Pickett reverses and returns the favor in kind, planting Page on the canvas. Pickett in half guard, working ground and pound. Page is active, but still eating big punches. Page regains guard; Pickett still landing punches. His activity pays off though, as he’s squirrely enough to back Pickett off and out of his guard. Page scoring with strikes from the outside, but he gives up a takedown after a failed flying knee. Pickett tags him with a pair of hard punches as Page stands. Another failed flying knee and another takedown see Pickett end the round on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pickett

Round 2: Page denied on a takedown attempt. Pickett goes for a takedown of his own, which Page reverses halfway through. They scramble and reset on their feet, Page getting in a knee before making space. Pickett floors Page with a left hook preceded by a straight right. Pickett follows him down and looks to finish the job, wailing away with ground and pound and pressing Page into the fence. Page is recovering, but Pickett is improving his position to better continue his assault. Pickett pounds Page against the wall but makes a mistake going for the guillotine, allowing Page to defend, reverse and take top position. Pickett turns the tables and now threatens with the takedown himself. Page’s face is telling the story of this fight, but there’s no quit in him. Pickett is taking him apart on the feet; he drops Page. Pickett takes the back and sinks in the preferred submission of the day: the rear naked choke. Page taps after getting flattened out.

Brad Pickett defeated Damacio Page via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:05 of round 2

DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire

Round 1: Johnson tags Maguire low to start, but it’s not bad enough to halt the fight. Maguire shoots for the single right behind an overhand right and dumps Johnson to the mat. Johnson active off his back, threatening with an omoplata, footlock and armbar, before Maguire can tame him and settle back into guard. Maguire controlling Johnson now, passes to half guard. Maguire to side control. Johnson bucking, but Maguire keeping him pinned. Johnson fighting free, but Maguire one step ahead, threatens with the guillotine before taking Johnson’s back. Maguire ends the round on Maguire’s back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Maguire

Round 2: Maguire wallops Johnson with a big overhand left and drives into a single leg. Overzealous in his entry, Maguire is swept by Johnson. Maguire doing well in controlling Johnson’s posture. He throws up his legs for a triangle, but allows Johnson to brush his legs off and take side mount in the process. Maguire gets to his knees and then his feet. Johnson goes inside with two leg kicks that have Maguire cringing. Johnson goes for a takedown that Maguire defends. Maguire goes for the shot and gets Johnson down with a single. Johnson gets in some good elbows from his back as Maguire plans his attack. Johnson rolls for a kimura as Maguire slides into half guard. Less than a minute to go. Johnson cranking hard for the kimura, as hard as he can, but Maguire defends and counters with an armbar. Johnson is forced to tap with about twenty seconds to go.

John Maguire defeated DaMarques Johnson via submission (armbar) at 4:40 of round 2

“Well, that, Kenny, is Gypsy jiu-jitsu.”

Dennis Siver vs. Diego Nunes

Siver will be making his featherweight debut against Nunes.

Round 1: Siver throwing kicks early and often; Nunes checks most of them. Nunes lunges in with a jab and allows Siver to drag him to the mat. He’s to his feet immediately, but takes a punch as he breaks away. Nunes with a spinning back kick. Nunes takes a hard body kick as he tries to close distance. The action is measured; Nunes is able to get off with kicks now, but he gets tagged with counters as he tries to move in with punches. Neither man quite settled in yet, though Siver is getting off with the more effective shots at this point. Nunes grabs the clinch and gets in a few knees before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Siver

Round 2: Nunes has found a home for his right leg kick repeatedly. A spinning wheel kick glances off Siver’s head. Nunes goes for the spinning backfist; Siver ducks it and gets a takedown, but Nunes gets to his feet immediately. Halfway through the round and neither man holding a very clear edge. Nunes gets tagged low and they take a brief break. Nunes overcommits and Siver threatens with the takedown; Nunes keeps to his feet but takes a kick on the forearms as a result. Siver putting it together now. Siver with a spinning back kick that is partially blocked. Siver lands a solid front kick and a left hook that stings Nunes. Siver finishing strong. Nunes falls to the mat on a kick attempt.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Siver

Round 3: They hug to start the round. Both men more eager to engage. Nunes lands some hard leg kicks and a few clean punches, but Siver gets the better of it with hard counters. Nunes sits Siver down with a hard punch, but Siver soldiers onward and stops Nunes from overcoming him in the clinch. The pace slows. Nunes working the Thai clinch again; Siver shucks him off after taking a few glancing knees. The fight remains closely contested, with a slight edge in effectiveness going to Siver. Nunes again grabs the clinch and manages to land a knee that cuts Siver before the German can shuck him off. With a minute left, Nunes staying conservative. Siver drives for the takedown, grating Nunes against the fence. Nunes engages the Thai clinch again and Siver swarms him with hard punches that drop Nunes. Nunes pops up and lands a hard spinning back kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Dennis Siver defeated Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Paulo Thiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Afghani welterweight Bahadurzada makes his UFC debut against the hard-nosed Brazilian Thiago.

Round 1: They touch gloves and take to the center. It’s a measured pace to start this one, both men gauging their range. Thiago makes the first move, charging in behind an overhand right. Bahadurzada meets him with a glancing left hook and short right hand of his own. Thiago runs right into it and falls face first to the mat. Siyar walks away. It’s over.

That marks the first time that Thiago has ever been finished. Quite a way for Bahadurzada to signal his presence in the UFC.

Siyar Bahadurzada defeated Paulo Thiago via KO (punch) at :42 of round 1

“I did feel it. I think my right hand is broken.”

Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara

Time for the co-main event of the… afternoon? Sakara will be hunting for the upset against Stann.

Round 1: Sakara takes the center of the cage. Stann gets off first with a right leg kick. Another. Stann gets tagged with a straight right as Sakara counters another leg kick. They dig in and start throwing down, Stann turning it up. Stann stings Sakara with a knee and a follow-up one-two. Stann drops him Sakara with another knee and wails away with ground and pound. Sakara recovering well, but he just got abused. Sakara tying Stann up well from his back. Just like that, Stann turns Sakara’s lights off with a pair of short left hands thrown from guard. Sakara comes to after a brief moment, but Stann backed off when he saw he was out. Classy move by the All-American. The ref stops it to save a clearly hurt Sakara.

Brian Stann defeated Alessio Sakara via KO (punch) at 2:26 of round 1

Stann dedicates the win to his brother-in-law that passed away. The All-American brings nothing but respect to this game.


Alexander Gustafsson vs. Thiago Silva

The main event will see Sweden’s own Gustafsson welcome Silva back from his yearlong suspension.

Round 1: Silva comes charging out and Gus meets him with a pair of straight punches. Gustafsson drops Silva with a beautiful right uppercut that draws blood. He follows him down but backs out when Silva increases his activity. Gus with another pair of stiff straight shots. Silva has no answer for Gustafsson’s reach and timing so far. Gus taking his time and picking Silva apart. Another one-two. Silva manages to close the distance and touch Silva with a right hand. Gustafsson fires off a combo in return and gets caught by another right. Gus keeping Silva at bay with kicks and long punches. A jab-uppercut backs the Brazilian off. Silva spins Gustafsson around with a hard leg kick. Gustafsson with a head kick. Silva’s face is bloody and battered, giving a good indication of how the first round went.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson
Round 2: Gustafsson lands a few punches from the outside before landing a slick foot sweep to promptly deposit Silva on the floor. He lets Silva up after a brief spell. Gustafsson with a hard right hand. Silva having trouble with Gustafsson’s reach, timing and varied attack. Gustafsson tries for the foot sweep again, but Silva defends. Silva scores with another hard leg kick, but Gustafsson backs him up with a multi-punch combo. Silva cracks Gustafsson with a right straight, putting the Swede on his heels. Gus keeps his head and fights back as Silva pursues, keeping clear of real danger. Gustafsson tags Silva against the cage, further damaging his face. Gus with a leg kick. Gustafsson stifling Silva from the outside.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson

Round 3: Silva denies the glove touch. Gustafsson goes back to work from range. An early shot draws more blood from Silva’s right eye. Gustafsson finding a home for his left uppercut. An overhand right for Silva. Gustafsson with a knee that looks to have caused a hematoma in the center of Silva’s forehead. Gustafsson is outclassing Silva, but the Brazilian marches forward. They trade leg kicks. A right hand lands for Gus, though he’s mostly coasting at this point. Another knee from the clinch. Gustafsson with a hard right hand. Silva charges forward as the round closes, but Gustafsson stays on his bike and keeps him at bay with counters.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson defeated Thiago Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

And that does it for FightLine’s coverage of UFC on FUEL TV 2, thanks for tuning in.