Welterweight finishers Paulo Thiago and Siyar Bahadurzada will help usher in the UFC in Sweden as the fighters have been signed to compete at UFC on FUEL 2, an event set to take place April 14 from Stockholm. It was not made known where the Thiago-Bahadurzada bout would be placed on the lineup though a main card slot seems likely.
Thiago (14-3) was slated to meet Mike Pyle at UFC 142 but an injury knocked him off of the Brazilian card. Fans last saw the 30-year old defeat David Mitchell in front of his fellow Brazilians at UFC 134 in Rio.
Bahadurzada will be making his UFC debut after putting together an impressive 20-4-1 run while competing in Holland and Japan including wins over John Alessio and Evangelista Santos. Nicknamed “The Great”, Bahadurzada was also scheduled to compete at UFC 142 but, like Thiago was forced out of the show after suffering an injury while training for the bout.
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