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UFC On Fuel TV 2 Fight Card: Cedenblad Vs. Carmont, Abedi Vs. Head Green Lit For Sweden

The UFC's debut trip to Sweden, UFC on Fuel TV 2, is scheduled for April 14th, 2012 at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe Arena.

Papy Abedi
Papy Abedi

A pair of Swedish fighters will get a friendly homecoming when the UFC debuts in Stockholm on April 14th.

Swedish middleweight Magnus Cedenblad has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and is set to debut against Francis Carmont at UFC on Fuel TV 2, according to reports from mmanytt.se.

In addition, Swedish resident Papy Abedi has agreed to meet James Head in a welterweight contest, according to reports from MMAFighting.com. UFC officials confirmed the match-ups on Thursday.

At 29 years old, Cedenblad (10-3) storms into the UFC on the strength of a seven-fight win streak, capped by a submission victory over Dan Edwards in October. A noted finisher, "Jycken" has fought to decision just once in his professional career and carries seven wins inside the first round.

He'll take on Carmont (17-7), a 30-year-old training partner of injured UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. "Limitless" hopes to capitalize on a successful UFC debut in which he defeated Chris Camozzi to extend his winning streak to six straight.

Meanwhile, Abedi (8-1) looks to rebound after tasting defeat for the first time in his UFC debut, a three-minute submission loss to welterweight contender Thiago Alves. Prior to the setback, the 33-year-old ripped through eight straight wins to gain entry into the Octagon.

Across the cage, the 27-year-old Head (7-2) also seeks his first UFC win following a third-round rear-naked choke loss to Nick Ring in his promotional debut. The American striker carries a notable victory over UFC veteran Gerald Harris and was scheduled to appear at UFC 138 before being derailed by injuries.

The UFC's debut trip to Sweden, UFC on Fuel TV 2, is scheduled for April 14th, 2012 at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe Arena. A main event has yet to be announced.

UFC On Fuel TV 2 fight card:

Welterweight: DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire
Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont
Welterweight: Papy Abedi vs. James Head