UFC on FUEL TV 2 fight card: Preview, predictions and a complete guide to 'Gustafsson vs Silva' in Sweden

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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Gustafsson vs. Silva" event, going down at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

UFC on FUEL TV 2 will feature a light heavyweight showdown pitting rising star Alexander Gustafsson in one of his toughest tests to date against the returning -- and finally healthy -- Thiago Silva.

In other main card action, Brian Stann battles Alessio Sakara while Dennis Siver makes his featherweight debut against Diego Nunes.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into today's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC on FUEL TV 2: "Gustafsson vs. Silva"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC on FUEL TV 2 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass

"Prelims" preview and predictions part one

"Prelims" preview and predictions part two

Fight preview: Brad Pickett vs. Damacio Page

Fight preview: Dennis Siver vs. Diego Nunes

Fight preview: DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire

Fight preview: Paulo Thiago vs. Sayir Bahadurzada

Fight preview: Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara

Fight preview: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Thiago Silva

UFC on FUEL TV 2 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in video

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in photos gallery

UFC on FUEL TV 2 news:

Special event start time

How to watch the event

Event poster

Open workouts photos gallery

Latest odds and betting guide

Exclusive interview with Alexander Gustafsson

Exclusive interview with Papy Abedi

Exclusive interview with James Head

Exclusive interview with Reza Madadi

Exclusive interview with Tom DeBlass

Exclusive interview with Damacio Page

UFC on FUEL TV 2 editorials:

History in the Making: Alexander Gustafsson makes a statement with his 41 second debut

History in the Making: Thiago Silva makes quick work of Houston Alexander and Keith Jardine

History in the Making: Brian Stann moves to middleweight and immediately makes a mark

History in the Making: Siyar Bahadurzada takes 10 years and 13 minutes to finally get to the UFC

The seven week drought between events was too long

Alexander Gustafsson feels no pressure fighting Thiago Silva in Sweden

Thiago Silva doesn't care what you think, he's just here to fight

Thiago Silva is ready to die in Sweden

Brian Stann wants a top five guy after knocking out Alessio Sakara

Brian Stann wants to fight Michael Bisping after defeating Alessio Sakara

Alessio Sakara calls Brian Stann a modern day Marine Warrior, himself a historic Roman soldier

Damacio Page is renewed, rested and raring to face Brad Pickett

UFC on FUEL TV 2 videos:

Teaser event trailer

Dana White: Alexander Gustafsson is kicking so much ass, guys are afraid to spar with him

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The long drought of UFC events finally coming to an end? The rise of Alexander Gustafsson? The debut of the world's largest fight promotion in Sweden? The return of Thiago Silva? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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