Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Jul 4, 2013 9:11 am

Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 165 in Toronto

The UFC’s interim bantamweight title will be on the line this September, as it was announced yesterday evening that interim champ Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will square off with Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 165 in Toronto, Canada. Barao and Wineland were initially slated to headline...

Jul 3, 2013 7:17 am

An ‘Honored’ Jon Jones Tweets That He Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Though it is still too early to really talk about a match-up between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, that fact has certainly not stopped either man from predicting how that super fight would end.  Surprisingly, both fighters seem to favor the younger Jones....

Jun 28, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Phil Davis Talks Upcoming Fight With Lyoto Machida, Would Fight Teammate Gustafsson For Title

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis spoke with Radio Wednesday night, talking about past and upcoming fights for ‘Mr. Wonderful.’ For Davis (11-1), his last appearance in the Octagon was only three months ago, where he defeated jiu jitsu phenom, Vinny Magalhaes, in a unanimous decision victory.  Leading up to...

Jun 24, 2013 11:23 am

Quick Twitt | Jon Jones Signs Contract To Face Gustafsson

It’s officially official. Jon Jones will face Alexander Gustafsson in his next title defense. The Champ took to twitter with the news: It's official, fight contract just got signed — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 22, 2013 It's official, fight contract just got signed — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 22, 2013

Jun 20, 2013 9:21 am

Kid Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar slated for UFC 165 in Toronto

Late last night, Montreal’s Nancy Audet reported that a bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar (25-10 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) is being targeted for September’s UFC 165 event. UFC officials have yet to confirm the booking. The Tristar Gym product, Menjivar, will be looking to bounce back in to...

Jun 13, 2013 1:50 am

Jon Jones to Defend Title Against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) now has an opponent to defend his title against as rising UFC star, Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) has apparently been scheduled to face Jones. If Jones wins this bout, he will break Tito Ortiz’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC light-heavyweight history which now stands at five....

Jun 12, 2013 2:28 pm

Jon Jones Strongly Hints at Next Opponent

  UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones hinted via his twitter today that his next opponent would be a younger one. Jones could be referring to 26-year old fellow 205-pounder, Alexander Gustafsson who has been long rumored to be Jones’ next opponent.  Gustafsson is only 5 months and 4 days older than Jones and both will be...

Jun 12, 2013 10:01 am

“Bones” Leaning Toward Fall Return, Fight Against “The Mauler”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Apparently Jon Jones’ toe is healing up rather nicely and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is looking to return before the end of  the year and wants to defend his strap for a record setting sixth time (UFC light heavyweight). According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s episode of FUEL...

Jun 1, 2013 11:10 am

Alexander Gustaffson Believes He Will Be Offered The Next Shot Against Jon Jones

When it comes to the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, there are not too many guys left for Jon Jones to face. Having beat the entire roster from the old guard, Jones now looks at a new list of contenders who are far less established than the likes of a Rampage Jackson or ‘Shogun’ Rua. The likely...

May 30, 2013 7:31 am

Wanderlei Silva Wants to Fight Chael Sonnen in Brazil

Recently, there has been a lot of bad blood between Wanderlei Silva and perennial title-contender, Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has called out Wanderlei , offering to donate his fight purse to children in Silva’s hometown of “Braz- Las Vegas”. Silva didn’t respond to Sonnen’s challenge as he stated that the UFC hadn’t approached him. Now, Silva...

May 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Teixeira Says “I’m Here” If UFC Needs a Title Fight for Jones

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following UFC 160 Glover Teixeira explained that defeating James Te Huna was one of his goals that night. However, winning a fight in front of one of his idols was the cherry on top of his submission victory that night. Mike Tyson, arguably the greatest knock-out artist in boxing history, was...

May 24, 2013 8:44 am

Gustafsson says he is fighting Jon Jones

Yesterday, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) started tweeting about his experiences thus far in Moscow, Russia: @JonnyBones: Ummm……. Am I the Oooonly black person in Russia???? Lol @JonnyBones: Moscow makes New York City look like a small town. there are people everywhere and I mean everywhere! #stillnoblacks @JonnyBones: Absolutely...

May 1, 2013 11:08 am

Orthopedic Surgeon Says Jon Jones Out For 6-8 Weeks Following Toe Injury

Following Saturdays gruesome ordeal at UFC 159 in which light heavyweight champion Jon Jones mangled his left toe in the midst of dominating Chael Sonnen, the MMA community has been clamoring to know how severely the bones of ‘Bones’ were broken. It appears that his toe wasn’t broken at all. The Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at...

Apr 29, 2013 5:58 pm

With Jones Injured, Machida Seeks Title Eliminator With Gustafsson

“I would like to fight before the title, maybe, because I don’t want to wait for long time. I need to fight.I’m interested in this (Gustafsson) fight because now I think is a good idea to put Gustafsson against me. He’s a No. 2 contender; I’m a No. 1 contender… (I’m ready to fight) as...

Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

Lyoto Machida’s Manager Says Fight with Gutsafsson Doesn’t Make Sense

Lyoto Machida announced through his manager that he is not considering a match-up with fellow 205-lbs contender, Alexander Gustafsson.  Jorge Guimaraes, Machida’s manager, stated through Fighters Only that Machida’s next fight will be for the UFC light heavyweight belt, and nothing less.   “Lyoto is on stand-by list,” stated Guimaraes, “waiting for the winner of...

Apr 12, 2013 10:02 am

Swedish Commission Releases Statement On The Removal Of Alexander Gustafsson

On Saturday the 30th of March a SMMAF doctor examined Mr. Alexander Gustafsson and forwarded images of the injury, pre and post sutures, to two other SMMAF doctors. Together they made the assessment that Gustafsson’s injury was of such a nature that he would not be able to compete nor partake in full–contact sparring for...

Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Gustafsson Wants Title Shot or Lyoto Machida

In an interesting turn of events it seems that highly ranked UFC light heavyweight striker Alexander Gustafsson thinks he still gets to call the shots on who he gets next. News has broken that “The Mauler” is calling for a shot against number one ranked contender Lyoto Machida…that is IF he can’t get an immediate...

Apr 8, 2013 11:34 am

Gegard Mousasi Fought on a Knee that will Require Surgery | UFC NEWS

  An injury almost cancelled the main event of the UFC on Fuel TV 9 card this past Saturday.  Only, it wasn’t the injury that we all read about in the cut over Alexander Gustafsson’s eye.  Instead, the injury was that of Gegard Mousasi, who despite his opponent pulling out of the fight a mere...

Apr 8, 2013 11:20 am

Swedish Athletic Comisson facing review over Gustafsson fight ban

Dana White was ticked. The fans were confused. Alexander Gustafsson called it “a circus.” Now the regulating body for MMA in Sweden, the Swedish MMA federation is under investigation for refusing to allow Gustafsson to fight Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Saturday’s UFC on FUEL 9. According to an article by Gareth A....

Apr 3, 2013 9:56 am

Gegard Mousasi Issues Statement on New Opponent

After a last second fight week switch in opponent, Gegard Mousasi will now be facing Ilir Latifi in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 9. Alexander Gustafsson had to pull out of the bout with a cut over his left eye. With the past few days having been a confusing time for Mousasi...

Apr 3, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO: Gustafsson Releases Image of Damaged Eye

Alexander Gustafsson has released images of his damaged eye that will prevent him from competing in this weekend’s main event against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The cut reportedly required three-stitches.

Apr 3, 2013 9:44 am

Gustafsson: I slipped and hit my head on corner post on Thursday | UFC News

Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, which takes place in Gustafsson’s home nation of Sweden this Saturday. However, in one of his final practices, a freak accident caused a cut over his left eye. Gustafsson...

Apr 2, 2013 12:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva’s Fight for UFC on Fuel 9 An April Fool’s Joke | UFC NEWS

  With Alexander Gustafsson suffering a cut above his eye while training just days before his UFC on Fuel TV 9 fight slated against Gegard Mousasi, Wanderlei Silva tweeted yesterday that the UFC had approached him about filling in for the fight.  Today, he revealed that, while he will not be fighting this Saturday, he...