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 opponent 108-62 on total strikes, as well as 97-42 on significant strikes.
Following the win, Gustafsson took to social media to thank the fans in attendance, as well as Glover Teixeira:
As ‘The Mauler’ stated above, he will now spend time with not only his wife, but also his newborn daughter, who was born just weeks prior to Gustafsson’s fight with Teixeira:
With the win, Gustafsson remains the light heavyweight #1 contender on the UFC’s official light heavyweight rankings, with his teammate Jimi Manuwa close behind. With his win over Teixeira, Gustafsson now moves on to a 2-fight win streak that will likely see him fight the winner of this summer’s highly anticipated Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II pay-per view which takes place in July. With that being said, Jimi Manuwa has also continued to call for a title shot given his recent back to back defeats of Ovince Saint-Preux, and most recently Corey Anderson.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/30/2017.