UFC® has announced its return to Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, June 1, at Ericsson Globe, continuing its tradition of bringing world class MMA events to the nation’s capital.
June 1 will mark the organisation’s sixth event in the Swedish capital. With tickets in high demand each time, fans are advised to register their interest early via ufc.com/Stockholm to secure their tickets in advance. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, April 5, via AXS.
In recent years UFC has seen a meteoric rise in popularity in Sweden. In 2017, UFC fans got the chance to see local hero Alexander Gustafsson knock out top-ranked Glover Teixeira at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: GUSTAFSSON vs. TEIXEIRA in his third main event on home soil. More recently, Gustafsson went head-head with UFC legend Jon Jones at UFC® 232 and narrowly missed out on the light heavyweight title.
The country is also home to upcoming UFC talent Jack Hermanssonwho defeated Gerald Meerschaert at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LEE vs. IAQUINTA via first round submission and is now due to faceDavid Branch at UFC FIGHT NIGHT® PHILADELPHIA. Fellow Swedish UFC fighters Ilir Latifi and David Teymur, have also both had a competitive and thrilling 2018 inside the Octagon®.
UFC Senior Vice President, International and Content, David Shaw said “We’re delighted to be returning to Sweden. Our Scandinavianfans are fantastic and have always shown up in their thousands to support their own local hero’s. There is such strength and depth in our pool of Swedish talent and we’re sure they’ll put on a show not to be missed in June.”
Fans can register their interest via ufc.com/Stockholm to gain early access to tickets and to follow @UFCEurope on Twitter for all the latest updates.