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Alexander Gustafsson excited for rare opportunity at first UFC card in Sweden

"It's a dream come true, and I'm very excited I always knew they would be here someday. We have a really big fanbase, so it was just a matter of time."

With the location already set, Gustafsson was originally slated to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but found Silva stepping in due to injury. This didn't seem to faze Gustafsson who stated the following:

"I'm very excited. Personally, I want to fight Thiago more then 'Little Nog' because I think he's very aggressive, and he has some good power. It's a good test for me. I'm just super-excited for the fight, and it's going to be a great fight for the fans."

Alexander Gustafsson's comments would suggest that the young Light Heavyweight is ready to put on a show for Sweden's fans against Thiago Silva. He would even seem to prefer the more aggressive, striking-based challenge that Silva's vicious Muay Thai style presents. The excitement and buzz are coming to a mountainous level prior to this historic bout, with anticipation of a knockout finish. Who will be victorious Saturday?

 

 

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