Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Mar 3, 2014 11:02 am

.gif | Alexander Gustafsson Perfectly Lands The ‘Showtime Kick’

Anthony Pettis started an off-the-cage trend in his first fight against Benson Henderson. Now dubbed as the ‘Showtime Kick’ many fighters are starting to utilize the cage for more than clinch work. Check out this animated gif of Gustafsson doing his own ‘Showtime Kick.’

Mar 3, 2014 10:23 am

Phil Davis Is Not Happy With How Title Shots Are Earned

  UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is set to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 172. Coming off of a win over Lyoto Machida, it seems odd that Davis’ next opponent would be Johnson. That’s not to say that Johnson isn’t a talented and dangerous guy at 205, but he’s making his return to the octagon...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Phil Davis: Jon Jones wants ‘softer side’ of the LHW division

During a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis stated that he thinks Jon Jones wants the ‘softer side’ of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. His words: “He wants more of the softer side of the division. Most people would rematch (vs. Gustafsson). But he said, forget about that, forget about you. I find that interesting. Very...


Feb 27, 2014 11:22 am

QUICK TWITT | Gustafsson Makes Good On Bet With GSP

Prior to the Olympic Hockey finals, Alexander Gustafsson and Georges St-Pierre made a friendly wager regarding the outcome of the games. Obviously GSP went for the Canadian team to take gold and Alexander was rooting for Sweden. Canada took gold and Sweden took the Silver, which means Gustafsson had to deliver on the bet, which...

Feb 25, 2014 12:30 pm

Zahabi: ‘GSP Went Too Far’

“I think he went too far, too long, and mentally, it’s not feasible. You go home, you get ready for the next workout, and then it’s back to the gym the next day. There’s no balance in your life, and it’s going to weigh on you mentally. It’s a never-ending life of discipline and rushing....

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm

McCall Injured, Out Of Pickett Bout

Fight Night 37 just lost a marquee flyweight bout. Ian McCall is injured and will no longer be able to welcome the always tough, Brad Pickett, to the UFC’s 125 pound division. Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8 from London’s, O2 Arena. UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent...

Feb 6, 2014 12:25 pm

Jon Jones Says He Doesn’t Always “See Eye to Eye” with UFC

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits to some disagreements with the UFC when it comes to marketing him as a fighter; but he is the first to say that everything works out fine.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be the UFC’s most marketable male fighter who...

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 24, 2014 6:13 am

Ross Pearson Out; Michael Johnson In Vs. Melvin Guillard At UFN 37

Unfortunately for the London fans who will be attending UFC Fight Night 37 on March 8, one hometown hero will have to pull out of his fight. Ross Pearson most recently fought Melvin Guillard, in what was a fantastic battle up until the unfortunate illegal knee which caused the fight ending cut on Pearson’s forehead....

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.

Jan 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Roland Delorme And Davey Grant To Square Off At UFC Fight Night 37 In London

The UFC announced a new matchup for an upcoming card today, as bantamweights Roland Delorme and TUF 18 finalist Davey Grant will be facing off at the UFC Fight Night 37 show, which will be taking place in March. A light heavyweight scrap between recent title contender Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa headlines the card, which will...

Jan 10, 2014 11:13 am

Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris to Fight at UFC Fight Night 37

UFC flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Phil Harris (above) will face off this March at UFC Fight Night 37 in London, England.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced that Louis Gaudinot and Phil Harris will meet in a flyweight bout on the UFC Fight Night 37 Card in March. UFC Fight Night 37 takes...

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

Daniel Cormier: ‘Rashad Can’t Take Me Down’

Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ “Sugar” Rashad Evans as the co-main event at UFC 170. This bout will be Cormier’s light heavyweight debut as he has dropped a weight class in search of a title for himself. The event is scheduled to take place a the Mandalay...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

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).

Dec 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Joins Jon Jones on Cover of ‘EA Sports UFC’ Video Game

UFC and EA Sports announced Friday that Alexander Gustafsson will be joining UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on the cover of the upcoming EA Sports UFC video game that will be released this spring.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Fans have decided that Alexander Gustafsson will be joining UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Manuwa Surprised Gustafsson Didn’t Duck Him

After an amazing battle against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, many people thought Alexander Gustafsson deserved an immediate rematch. It wasn’t to be, however, and Gustafsson is now set to face Jimi Manuwa (pictured) after his original opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Manuwa, who has won...

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...