Report: UFC to Malmo, Sweden on November 5th

Sweden is to have its first MMA show on November 5th, it has been reported.

The UFC is set to visit the prominent city of Malmo with a Fight Night event on November 5th, according to Swedish site FightPlay.tv

The report cites sources at MMA clothing giant TapouT, a leading sponsor of UFC events. Previous cities under consideration were Stockholm and Gothenburg but and Malmo has apparently won out.

Presumably the card will feature Swedish names such as Alexander Gustaffson, alongside one or two newly-signed local names from Sweden and the surrounding Scandinavian area.

The north European region is a hotbed of MMA activity and the sport has a considerable following in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Malmo, Sweden’s second city, has an arena capable of holding around 15,000 spectators. The UFC would probably attract a capacity crowd for its first show in the country, making for an unusually large live gate for a Fight Night event.

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