Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Aug 6, 2013 9:44 am

Manager: Jon Jones is ‘1000 percent’ focused on Gustafsson, not super fights

While Anderson Silva may still be interested in ‘Super Fights’, particularly if he is able to defeat Chris Weidman in their end-of-year rematch at UFC 168, that’s apparently the last thing on the mind of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones is currently preparing to take on Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson, whom he...

Aug 5, 2013 10:54 am

Roland Delorme vs. Alex Caceres added to UFC 165 in Toronto

UFC officials recently announced that a bantamweight bout between Roland Delorme (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Alex Caceres (8-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will serve as the 13th match-up for UFC 165 in Toronto this September. Roland Delorme is coming off a thrilling unanimous decision win over Edwin Figueroa, which took place in the Canadians hometown of...

Aug 5, 2013 10:48 am

With Win Over Bader, Teixeira Next For Title Shot

With Lyoto Machida losing his fight against Phil Davis last weekend, the UFC can now push another fighter in the former champions number one contender slot. That man is apparently, Chuck Liddell protegé, Glover Teixeira. According to UFC executive, Marshall Zelaznik, if Glover can beat Ryan Bader impressively in their scheduled September 4th bout he...

Aug 2, 2013 10:25 am

Quick Twitt | Jon Jones Just Made Bout With Gustafsson Personal

Mental giant, Jon Jones, often uses the power of the mind to focus in on his opponents during the preparation for his fights. This ability has seen him rise to be, arguably, the UFC’s most dominant champion. In his next fight he faces Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and things just got personal. Check it: One of...

Aug 1, 2013 10:02 am

Lyoto Machida Says UFC Demanded Rematch for Anderson Silva

UFC 163 fighter and former UFC champion Lyoto Machida knows a little something about title rematches as his consecutive bouts with Mauricio Rua started a streaky run for ‘The Dragon’. Now Machida weighs in on a situation concerning his friend and former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. In an interview with O Globo, Machida covered...

Jul 31, 2013 10:38 am

Jon Jones: Daniel Cormier “Not Relevant to Me”, Brushes Off Challenge

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has often hinted to an eventual move to the heavyweight division once he has adequately cleared out his current division of potential challengers. Jones has warned that he still has a lot to prove stating that fellow 205-pounder Glover Teixeira is someone who he is looking forward to fighting. Although...

Jul 22, 2013 10:52 am

PHOTO | UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson Official Poster

Over the weekend UFC officials released the official poster for the upcoming UFC 165 pay-per-view event. UFC 165 takes place on Septemeber 21 and features a light-heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

Jul 18, 2013 10:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes ESPY Over Jon Jones and Anderson Silva

The ESPY’s came and went last night as ESPN awarded athletes from all sports for achieving excellence in their respective sport. As for the ‘Best Fighter’ category, MMA fell just short of prolific boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather Jr. took the award over former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and current light-heavyweight champion Jon...

Jul 9, 2013 8:02 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Calls Jon Jones: The ‘Greatest Test in My Career’

If fans think that UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has his hands full with upcoming challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, try putting the shoe on the other foot. Gustafsson is well prepared, at least mentally, at this stage in the pre-fight festivities, calling Jones the toughest test of his career: “I see the greatest test in my...

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 BJPenn.com 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 pic.twitter.com/FznDrmY3JG — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 22, 2013 It's official, fight contract just got signed pic.twitter.com/FznDrmY3JG — 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...