Askham’s first UFC opponent confirmed

Scott Askham.

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Hemsworth’s Scott Askham will be putting his undefeated record on the line as he makes his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC Fight Night Stockholm this October against Magnus Cedenblad.

With a current record of 12-0, Askam is not expecting a warm reception in Stockholm against their local favourite, but believes this is his time to show the world what he can do:

“Ever since I started fighting it’s been a dream of mine to fight in the UFC,” he 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.”

Cedenblad made his debut at UFC Fight Night Berlin in May when he put on an impressive show by putting his opponent away in the second round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

He said: “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.”