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Aug 21, 2017 10:45 am

Alexander Gustafsson denies reports of Jon Jones fight

Earlier today, Swedish MMA publication MMANytt reported that a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson was in the works for UFC 218, which is scheduled for December 2 in Detroit, Michigan. Apparently, however, this report is inaccurate. Speaking to Kimura.se, another Swedish publication, Gustafsson revealed that he currently camping...

Aug 9, 2017 6:27 am

New York’s Jon Jones is willing to rematch Alexander Gustafsson – but not in New York

Jon Jones is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. The MMA great and pound-for-pound stalwart reclaimed the throne in late July, when he removed Daniel Cormier’s batteries with a third-round kick to the head. This win marked Jones’ successful return after a long stretch on the shelf. During his hiatus, MMA was finally legalized...

Jul 31, 2017 1:56 pm

Volkan Oezdemir calls out Alexander Gustafsson to crown ‘the real king of Europe’

Volkan Oezdemir has made a very clear statement to the UFC light heavyweight division with his last two impressive performances in the Octagon. Oezdemir holds a 15-1 professional MMA record and has only had three fights in the UFC, making his UFC debut against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 104 back in February....

Jul 30, 2017 8:55 am

Alexander Gustafsson sent Jon Jones a message following UFC 214

Jon Jones became the first man to finish Daniel Cormier at last night’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, reclaiming his UFC light heavyweight title in the process. Jones and Cormier went back and forth during the opening two rounds of their highly anticipated UFC 214 main event scrap, with many fans and analysts scoring the...

Jun 5, 2017 11:32 am

Alexander Gustafsson stands by recent comments about Jon Jones: I told the truth

In the wake of his impressive knockout win over Glover Teixeira, Alexander Gustafsson shared some rather heavy-handed comments about former light heavyweight champion and one-time opponent Jon Jones, suggesting that given his many indiscretions outside the cage, Jones is probably not a good person. This then prompted a response on Twitter from Jones, which in...

Jun 1, 2017 6:00 am

Jon Jones goes off on “f*cking dork” Alexander Gustafsson, Gustafsson fires back

Back in 2013, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in one of the best light heavyweight title fights of all time, and really, one of the best fight ever period. For five, frenzied rounds, the American champion and Swedish challenger pelted each other with heavy artillery, forcing momentum swing after momentum swing after momentum swing. After...

May 30, 2017 9:28 am

Alexander Gustafsson thanks Glover Teixeira and fans following win

This past weekend, top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson picked up an extremely impressive and dominant win over former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira. While it took Gustafsson until the 5th round to actually finish Teixeira, ‘The Mauler’ managed to knock Texeira down twice throughout the fight, out-striking his...

May 30, 2017 7:21 am

Daniel Cormier: I’d sleep “Gustafsson’s cheerleader” Jimi Manuwa

Last weekend, during the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, British light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa was on site to support his training partner Alexander Gustafsson as he battled Glover Teixeira. When Gustafsson won this fight via fifth-round knockout, Manuwa was unsurprisingly supportive. Manuwa’s post-fight applause of Gustafsson generated a response from UFC light heavyweight...

May 30, 2017 6:40 am

After eye-poke, Glover Teixeira says he was seeing “three Gustafssons”

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Stockholm, Sweden with an exciting 12-fight card. In the main event, the fighting pride of Sweden himself, Alexander Gustafsson, scored an impressive, fifth-round knockout win over the dangerous Glover Teixeira. For Teixeira, things obviously didn’t go as planned – and not only because he got knocked out. The...

May 29, 2017 6:35 am

Alexander Gustafsson slams Jon Jones: he’s not a champion, not a good person

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, national MMA hero Alexander Gustafsson picked up a dominant win over Glover Teixeira, piecing him up with crackling combos for four rounds, and putting him away with a violent volley of punches in the third. With this win in the books,...

May 28, 2017 1:18 pm

Pros react to Alexander Gustafsson’s KO of Glover Teixeira, post-fight marriage proposal

On Sunday afternoon, the UFC returned to the beautiful country of Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting 12-fight card that emanated from the city’s Ericsson Globe Arena. Atop this 12-fight card was a key light heavyweight showdown between the UFC’s number one and two ranked light heavyweight contenders: the pride of Sweden himself Alexander Gustafsson,...

May 28, 2017 12:57 pm

UFC Stockholm Results: Alexander Gustafsson KO’s Glover Teixeira (Highlights)

UFC Stockholm Results: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira A key light heavyweight scrap between former title challengers Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira served as the main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 109 fight card in Stockholm, Sweden. Round one begins and Gustafsson misses with a spinning back kick to start. Alexander is utilizing a...

Apr 18, 2017 2:20 pm

Alexander Gustafsson: Jon Jones is still the best UFC light heavyweight right now

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier surely wants his chance to get another shot at Jon Jones in the Octagon, especially when many believe Jones is still the best fighter in the division. #1 ranked UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson is one of those that have voiced that Jones is still the most superior fighter...

Apr 6, 2017 1:12 pm

VIDEO | Alexander Gustafsson kicks coach in face with spinning back kick

Coach Andreas has one hell of a chin. What you guys think? 😂 A post shared by Alex The Mauler Gustafsson (@alexthemauler) on Apr 6, 2017 at 2:32am PDT UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson is currently gearing up for his upcoming May showdown with Glover Teixeira in Sweden, where he looks to build on...

Apr 4, 2017 3:22 pm

Alexander Gustafsson gives prediction for Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is currently is currently gearing up for his UFC 210 light heavyweight title defense against Anthony Johnson, where he will look to once again defeat the knockout artist for the light heavyweight title. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community is torn on their predictions for the fight, with...

Mar 30, 2017 11:15 am

Alexander Gustafsson talks potential Jon Jones rematch

Back in 2013, Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson stepped into the Octagon in the midst of a 6-fight win streak to fight UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones. The fight was an extremely back and forth one that saw Gustafsson give the champ the toughest test of his career, arguably beating Jones despite the fact that...

Feb 26, 2017 5:00 am

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira bout heading to Sweden

On May 28, the UFC will return to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden with what’s sure to be an exciting night of fights. If there was any worry among the dedicated Swedish fans that the card would be lacking in the big names department, that worry can now be put to bed. According to MMAFighting.com, the card...

Oct 20, 2016 8:17 am

Alexander Gustafsson sidelined indefinitely

Recently, news surfaced that top ranked UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson had been forced to pull out of his UFC Fight Night: 100 scrap with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, where ‘The Mauler’ would look to build momentum on his ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ win over Jan Blanhowicz last month. Unfortunately for Gustafsson, he was forced out...

Oct 1, 2016 8:54 am

PHOTO | One year later, Daniel Cormier reflects on fight with Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 192, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stepped into the Octagon to defend his light heavyweight strap for the first time. Standing opposite ‘DC’ was Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson, the man who many believed to have defeated Jon Jones back in 2013. The fight was an extremely close one that went the full...

Sep 30, 2016 4:21 pm

Alexander Gustafsson out of headlining fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday night that top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has been forced to withdraw form his upcoming UFC Fight Night 100 headlining scrap against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. MMAFighitng broke the news, which also revealed that at the present time, there has been no word as to what the injury that...

Sep 25, 2016 2:32 pm

UFC Fight Night 100: Gustafsson vs. Nogueira adds six more bouts

UFC Fight Night 100 will take place November 19 live from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event is headlined by a key light heavyweight tilt between former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. In addition to the main event, which was made official yesterday evening in Brazil, the UFC announced...

Sep 19, 2016 6:50 am

Alexander Gustafsson says he was never really considering retirement

2015 was not a great year for Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. First, he experienced the lone knockout loss of his career at the hands Anthony “Rumble” Johnson – a loss that occurred in front of tens of thousands of loyal, Swedish fans. Then, he came up short in a razor thin title fight with reigning...

Sep 18, 2016 12:04 pm

BREAKING| Gustafsson Returns to Headline UFC Fight Night 100

Just weeks removed from his big win over Jan Blachowicz, Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson has another big fight in the pipe. While his last fight occurred on European soil, however, this one will take him across the world to Sao Paolo, Brazil. The two-time light heavyweight title challenger is now scheduled to take on...

Sep 13, 2016 9:48 am

Alexander Gustafsson: Jones doesn’t deserve immediate title shot

While Jon Jones is busy trying to clear up the messy fallout from UFC 200, two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson believes it would not be fair to give ‘Bones’ an immediate rematch once he sorts out his situation with USADA. Jones tested positive for two banned substances in a June 16 out-of-competition drug test conducted by...

Sep 4, 2016 11:17 am

Gustafsson Interested in Jones Rematch, But Not to Settle Their Score

Back in 2013, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and number-one-contender Alexander Gustafsson engaged in an unforgettable war for the ages. In the end, Jones would walk away with a unanimous decision win, though many parties believed Gustafsson had done enough to steal the title. Today, Jones is neck-deep in a complicated stretch that has seen...

Sep 4, 2016 8:27 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Comments on Safe Win Over Blachowicz

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Hamburg, Germany, Alexander Gustafsson rebounded from a two-fight losing streak by decisioning Poland’s Jan Blachowicz. Despite being known as a striker, Gustafsson relied primarily on his wrestling to defeat Blachowicz, which has earned him a bit of criticism from fans and fellow fighters alike. In a...