After losing the co-main event, the fighters of UFC Stockholm hit the scale to weigh-in for Saturday afternoon’s fight card.
As we know in the fight game, the show must go on. The co-main event of UFC Stockholm was scrapped yesterday after Ilir Latifi suffered a back injury, removing both himself and Volkan Oezdemir from the card. What’s left is a light heavyweight main event between recent title challengers Anthony Smith and Swedish star Alexander Gustafsson. The new co-headliner pits up-and-comer Aleksander Rakic against veteran Jimi Manuwa, also at 205.
Gustafsson is looking to bounce back from falling to Jon Jones for a second time back in December. The defeat came after one of the Swede’s more impressive performance, a brilliant knockout against Glover Teixeira. Smith’s fight against Jones came just under three months ago, where he was thoroughly beat by the champion over five rounds. Prior to the title fight, “Lionheart” was 3-0 after moving to light heavyweight with all of his wins being stoppages, earning a title shot.
The event will go down at 10:00 a.m. EDT tomorrow with the prelims on ESPN 2 and the 1:00 p.m. main card on ESPN+. The hosting venue is the Ericsson Globe in Sweden.
Below are the results of the UFC Stockholm weigh-ins, which took place at 12:00 p.m. EDT the day before the fight.
UFC Stockholm Weigh-In Results:
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson (205) vs. Anthony Smith (206)
Light Heavyweight: Jimi Manuwa (205) vs. Aleksander Rakic (205)
Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani (145) vs. Chris Fishgold (145)
Lightweight: Damir Hadzovic (155) vs. Christos Giagos (155)
Featherweight: Daniel Teymur (145) vs. Sung Bin Jo (145)
Welterweight: Rostam Akman (170) vs. Sergey Khandozhko (170)
Bantamweight: Tonya Evinger (135) vs. Lina Lansberg (135)
Lightweight: Stevie Ray (155) vs. Leonardo Santos (155)
Lightweight: Nick Hein (155) vs. Frank Camacho (155)
Bantamweight: Bea Malecki (136) vs. Duda Santana (135)
Light Heavyweight: Darko Stosic (205) vs. Devin Clark (205)
Lightweight: Joel Alvarez (155) vs. Danilo Belluardo (155)