Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Feb 3, 2014 7:34 pm

Mousasi is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” will result in a title shot

Former DREAM light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) , is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” at next weekends ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ event will result in a middleweight title shot. That’s what the “Dreamcatcher” told Ariel Helwani during his recent appearance on ‘The MMA Hour’: “Getting the chance to...

Jan 31, 2014 7:08 am

Dana White Confident in UFC Star Power Even Without GSP and ‘The Spider’

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that he was not worried about losing 2 of the promotions biggest stars in Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Until Anderson Silva kicked Vitor Belfort in the face, nobody cared about Anderson Silva. Then he blew up and became this huge star,” White said. “Now everybody is...

Jan 28, 2014 12:27 pm

10 Bout Lineup Official For UFC Fight-Pass Only ‘Fight Night 37’ Event

If you haven’t signed up for UFC Fight-Pass yet, you might want to do so before the UFC’s March 8 event in London. Set to be headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, UFC Fight Night 37 goes down from the 02 Arena in London, England. The event, will be free...

Jan 28, 2014 11:00 am

Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib

As a replacement for Ross Pearson, UFC lightweight fighter, Michael Johnson will look to continue his rise through the UFC ranks with a UFC Fight Night 37 booking against Melvin Guillard. Johnson was hoping for a top-10 opponent the likes of, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will settle in for his former Blackzilian teammate, Guillard, instead. Guillard,...

Jan 22, 2014 5:33 pm

Shhh!!! Secret – Gustafsson Served 15 Months In Swedish Prison For Grievous Bodily Harm

Looks like the UFC’s light-heavyweight roster isn’t the only list of victims beaten by the hands of Alexander Gustafsson. The top 205’er, according to a Swedish Interview, served 15 months in a Swedish Prison for ‘Grievous Bodily Harm’. Now, before we dive into Gustafsson’s admission, I should note that I have it on good authority...

Jan 21, 2014 6:01 am

VIDEO | UFC London Media Tour Highlights

Jimi Manuwa and Alexander Gustafsson met the press for the first leg of their week long press tour ahead of their showdown in March at London’s 02 Arena. Props to our friends over at WhoaTV.com for the coverage.

Jan 20, 2014 12:56 pm

PHOTO | Gustafsson & Manuwa Square Off In London

In anticipation of the UFC’s March return to London, UFC Fight Night 37 main event fighters, Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, squared off for the media at a recent press event. UFC Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8, from the O2 Arena in London, England.

Dec 20, 2013 9:57 am

EA Sports Reveals Alexander Gustafsson’s In-Game Character

EA Sports, who is developing the new UFC game, continues to release their fighter character models. First we saw Jon Jones, then earlier this week we got a glimpse of Georges St-Pierre. Now we have Alexander Gustafsson (above).

Nov 29, 2013 10:38 am

Cain Velasquez Opens Up As Betting Favorite Over Jon Jones In Super Fight

That’s right fight fans. You can now bet on the potential super fight between Cain Velasquez and Jon Jones. While this bout has yet to be booked, UFC light-heavyweight champ, Jon Jones has increasingly discussed the potential move to heavyweight in the coming year. And with the Silva vs. Jones and/or Silva vs. GSP super...

Nov 11, 2013 9:13 am

Dana White: ‘Jon Jones Sounds Worried About Gustafsson Rematch’

By Evan Stoumbelis Dana White responded to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ comments about the UFC giving Alexander Gustafsson an easy fight to protect the rematch between Gustafsson and Jones by saying: “Jon, I love you, but you’re not a matchmaker. Fight your fight, he’ll fight his fight, and don’t worry about it.” “It...

Nov 11, 2013 9:11 am

Dana Admits The UFC Announced Gust vs. Nog Prior To Lil Nog’s Acceptance Of Bout

UFC President Dana White admitted recently that he prematurely announced the Alexander Gustafsson versus ‘Lil Nog’ bout, which is why they had to cancel it and give Gustafsson Jimi Manuwa instead. As a result the younger Noguiera brother received a hefty public backlash from Chael Sonnen, who stated, ‘He fight’s less than Ghandi,’ among several...

Nov 5, 2013 1:36 pm

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa set for March 8 headliner in London

According to ‘The Telegraph,’ UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), will still headline the UFC’s return to London this March, now opposite undefeated slugger Jimi Manuwa (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC). Gustafsson was originally slated to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the evenings main event, but “Lil Nog” was forced...

Nov 5, 2013 11:14 am

UFC To Announce Alexander Gustafsson’s New Opponent Today

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC United Kingdom tweeted today that the UFC has officially found a new opponent for Alexander Gustafsson. The unnamed opponent will be announced tonight on BT Sport 1 at 9pm. Gustafsson was left without an opponent after Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira pulled out of their fight due to a back injury. Below...

Nov 4, 2013 11:54 am

Jones claims UFC gave Gustafsson easy fight with Lil Nog to protect rematch

  By Evan Stoumbelis UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounded off to MMAFighting about the situation involving the UFC’s matchmaking decision to have Alexander Gustafsson fight Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira. Jones described his reaction to hearing the matchup to MMAFighting in an interview: “I was like ‘Really? You want him to have the rematch that...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Nov 1, 2013 8:56 am

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured, will not fight Gustafsson in March

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at London’s O2 Arena on March 8, 2014. However, according to MMA Fighting, a lingering back injury will prevent “Lil Nog” from competing in the proposed headliner opposite “The Mauler.” Since joining the UFC ranks, Nogueira has pulled...

Oct 28, 2013 11:30 am

Alexander Gustafsson ‘Super Excited’ To Fight Lil Nog In London

“Well, I’m super excited to be fighting in London. I’ve fought there before and I’m very excited to fight there again with Lil Nog. We were supposed to fight way back and we didn’t. And now I’ve got the chance to fight him again and I’m really looking forward to it. He’s a great standup...

Oct 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Gustafsson/Lil’ Nog & Guillard/Pearson Rematch Added to March 8th London Card

It has been just over a month since Alexander Gustafsson left it all in the octagon in a losing effort against the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Since then, the media and fans alike have been clamoring for either a rematch or his next bout to be announced. UFC President Dana White just announced...

Oct 24, 2013 11:19 am

Cormier Not Willing To Face Gustafsson Overseas, Demands U.S. Venue For 205 Debut

“I have no problem fighting Alexander Gustafsson, not at all. The one thing I’m concerned about, being that it’s going to be my first time down at 205, I know that Gustafsson is going to fight in Europe somewhere. Whether it’s Sweden or somewhere else in Europe, I don’t want to be making my first...

Oct 8, 2013 11:08 am

Gustafsson: Jon Jones Knows I will Get The Belt

“People can say that I won the fight or that I didn’t win the fight, that I won the scorecards or anything. It’s all up to the judges. I didn’t do enough to win the fight and that’s enough for me. That’s enough for me, I don’t need to know anymore. It will just make...

Oct 5, 2013 11:13 am

Team Gustafsson Deny Change of Camp Rumors

Earlier in the week Swedish MMA fighter and former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, proclaimed his independence from his American MMA family at Alliance MMA in San Diego, California. The man many people think bested Jon Jones in his latest outing stated in an interview that he was “coming home” and will no longer...

Oct 4, 2013 9:21 am

Alexander Gustafsson leaves Alliance: I’m coming home

UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), has shown tremendous improvement ever since he started training at Eric Del Fierro’s Alliance MMA. In 2010, Gustafsson suffered the first loss of his MMA career, after being out-wrestled at UFC 112 by Phil Davis. Determined to improve his wrestling, “The Mauler” headed West, all...

Sep 24, 2013 11:27 am

Gustafsson Trainer: ‘Gameplan Was To Stop Jon Jones’

“We were looking to stop Jones. That’s what we were always looking for. We in the camp knew what Alex has, what the rest of the world didn’t know he had. The kid can wrestle. He has the whole game, you know what I mean, and this was his first time up against someone like...