Eklund was next set to face fellow UFC veteran Rob Emerson in his homeland. A few days before the fight, Eklund suffered a concussion as he was knocked out by a knee while shooting in for a takedown against a training partner. Eklund still wanted to fight, but the officials called it off.
He most recently lost to Thomas Hytten via knockout forty-eight seconds into the first round in March of 2011.
- Per Eklund vs. David Baron - The fight was David Baron's first loss.
- Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Per Eklund
- Sam Stout vs. Per Eklund - The fight was Eklund's UFC debut. Most of the fight was Sam Stout defending single-leg takedowns.
- Evan Dunham vs. Per Eklund - The lightweight bout was undefeated Evan Dunham's UFC debut. After the fight, Eklund was cut.