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Askham Draws Cedenblad for UFC Debut

Top middleweight prospect Scott Askham will get a tough assignment in his UFC debut on October 4, as he faces off with surging veteran Magnus Cedenblad in the Swede's hometown of Stockholm...
Top middleweight prospect Scott Askham will get a tough assignment in his UFC debut on October 4, as he faces off with surging veteran Magnus Cedenblad in the Swede's hometown of Stockholm in UFC Fight Night action. But the Doncaster native is ready for his first bout under the bright lights.

"Ever since I started fighting it's been a dream of mine to fight in the UFC," said Askham. "I have already said I am not here to make up the numbers; Magnus is getting put away. I am not expecting a good reception in Magnus's home town, but I am still going to put on a show for the Swedish fans.”

12-0 as a pro, Askham's record includes seven knockout victories. This finishing mentality sits well with Cedenblad, who has only gone the distance once, with recent UFC wins over Jared Hamman and Krzysztof Jotko adding to his reputation as a premier finisher in the Octagon.

“Scott is obviously a tough opponent with a perfect 12-0 record, very much like my last opponent whom I beat, so I look forward to giving him his first loss too," said Cedenblad. "It’s always special to be someone’s first and he will always remember me and Stockholm. It will be a good welcome to the UFC and to my hometown.

“(UFC President) Dana White is probably tired of my guillotine finishes by now so I’m aiming for a head kick KO this time to get the bonus again,” added "Jycken."

UFC Fight Night Stockholm will take place at the Globe Arena on October 4th, with tickets on sale in August. The whole event will be available to watch live on UFC FIGHT PASS. 

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