Two injured UFC 142 competitors have been tapped for the UFC's debut in Sweden.
The 30-year-old Thiago (14-3), a member of Brazil's elite BOPE special forces team, recently rediscovered the win column with a unanimous decision victory over David Mitchell at UFC 134. The dominating performance snapped a two-fight losing streak after failed shots at Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann.
Across the cage, former Shooto champion Bahadurzada (20-4-1) storms into the Octagon on a six-fight win streak capped by a recent run through Ultimate Glory's welterweight tournament. The 27-year-old carries notable victories over John Alessio, Derrick Noble and Evangelista Santos.
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:
Middleweight: Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara
Welterweight: DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire
Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont
Welterweight: Papy Abedi vs. James Head
Welterweight: Besam Yousef vs. Simeon Thoresen
Light heavyweight: Jorgen Kruth vs. Cyrille Diabate
Welterweight: Paulo Thiago vs. Siyar Bahadurzada