Alexander Gustafsson News

Oct 16, 2017 9:07 am

Alexander Gustafsson makes prediction for possible Oezdemir vs. Cormier fight

Though nothing is official just yet, it sounds as though the next UFC light heavyweight title fight will pit reinstated champion Daniel Cormier against surging Swiss contender Volkan Oezdemir. If this fight does go down as expected, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson will be watching it intently, as he’s likely to be the next man in line for...

Aug 23, 2017 10:32 am

Alexander Gustafsson reacts to Jon Jones news

It seems that almost every fighter on the UFC roster has something to say about Jon Jones’ potential USADA violation, which stems from a failed test that occurred on the night of the UFC 214 weigh-ins. Some fighters think it’s time for the UFC and the governing athletic commissions to drop the hammer on the...

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...

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....

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 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,...

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 11, 2017 6:07 pm

Results released for best fight in UFC history voted by ESPN fans

If you had to decide, which single bout would you vote on as the best fight in UFC history? Fans recently voted in a March Madness style voting bracket from ESPN where 16 fights were initially presented and the fans picked what they thought were the best fights in UFC history from their matchups. The...

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 31, 2017 1:31 pm

Light heavyweights weigh in on Jon Jones and an immediate title shot

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to fight in the UFC again on July 7 as his one-year suspension for testing positive for banned substances will be up. With Jones’ fight eligibility date approaching, many are wondering if there will be an immediate title shot in line when the former king of...

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...

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...

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...

Sep 4, 2016 6:03 am

VIDEO | Watch Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz Have a Beer After Their Fight

https://www.facebook.com/AlexTheMauler/videos/1123777297702075/ Yesterday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s return to Germany, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Poland’s Jan Blachowicz went at it in an intriguing light heavyweight showdown. The opening moments of the bout saw Blachowicz, who was a sizeable underdog, find some success on the feet, though this only forced Gustafsson to shift gears...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Sep 1, 2016 12:42 pm

Alexander Gustafsson looking forward despite narrow losses in title fights

Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson has arguably been on the wrong end of two of the closest decision in UFC history. In the main event of UFC 165 in 2013, Gustafsson and Jon Jones put on what many consider to be the greatest light heavyweight title fight in the history of the sport. Unfortunately for Gustafsson,...

Aug 30, 2016 12:04 pm

VIDEO | Watch Alexander Gustafsson Prepare for Jan Blachowicz

Despite very nearly wrestling the UFC light heavyweight title from former champion Jon Jones, and then again in a war with current champ Daniel Cormier, Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson is currently at a crossroads. He’s lost his last two fights, first succumbing to an Anthony “Rumble” Johnson KO, then coming up short against Cormier. This Saturday,...