Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

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 14, 2013 11:59 am

Jon Jones Says UFC 169 Was Too Soon, Thinks March is Appropriate For Glover Bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 as originally thought.  Instead, the two will meet at a later card in March, a date Jones prefers over the February card, which he described as ‘just a little too close.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Since the announcement of...

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...

Oct 3, 2013 12:42 pm

Alliance Coach Calling for Gustafsson To Face Lil Nog and Davis vs. Mousasi

While ideally, UFC light heavyweight fighter Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) would like an immediate rematch against division champion, Jon Jones, it seems he will have to defeat one more opponent before that happens.  And while the UFC is trying to figure out what to do next, Eric Del Fierro, coach at Alliance Training Center and former...

Sep 26, 2013 9:54 am

Glover Teixeira Gets Next Crack At Jones, Expected To Face Off On Super Bowl Card

As reported by ESPN, citing UFC President Dana White, the light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) will defend his title against Glover Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) next; possibly at the UFC super bowl weekend card in New Jersey. There have been talks of a rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander...

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...

Sep 24, 2013 10:18 am

Glover Wants His Shot, Not Happy With Jones vs. Gustafsson Rematch Talk

“Even I want to watch that fight again, but it’s hard to say I’m okay with it, because I worked so hard to get this opportunity. I felt like I had my hands right there on the chance, and now they’re going to take it away from me, and who knows for how long? It...

Sep 23, 2013 1:18 pm

UFC 165 Medical Suspensions: Jones and Gustafsson Out For 60 Days

The Ontario Athletic Commission has released the list of fighters who will be suffering medical suspensions after competing at UFC 165. The card took place this past Saturday on September 21st and saw a decent amount of blood spill. As a result of all the punishment, six fighters have been suspended for 60 days. These...

Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Opposing View | Why Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 165, we witnessed one of the greatest title fights in the history of the sport. Jon Jones stepped into the octagon ready to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but “Bones” did not expect the challenge that was about to cross his path to victory. Alexander Gustafsson left his all in the octagon...

Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm

Athletic Commission Releases Official Jones vs. Gustafsson Scorecards

Last weekend’s UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson ended in what many believe to be a controversial decision. (Just take a look at our poll) While many people gave the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, the edge in the five-round war, the three cage-side officials gave the fight to the champion, Jon Jones,...

Sep 23, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White: Jon Jones Pleaded With Doctor To Not Stop the Fight

Reflecting on the main event of UFC 165 between Jon Jones (pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson, UFC President Dana White told reporters that Jones had to beg the ring-doctor to allow the fight to continue.  Having convinced the doctor, Jones would go on to win the final round of the fight and retain his light heavyweight...

Sep 23, 2013 10:15 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones & Alexander Gustafsson Post Fight In Hospital

Following last Saturday’s main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, both fighters were ushered to the local hospital for precautionary reasons. While we now know that both fighters walked away with no broken bones, the two missed the post-fight press conference, but gave the fans this memorable photo instead.

Sep 23, 2013 8:38 am

No ‘Bones’ broken following UFC 165 Main Event War

One of the years best fights took place this past weekend at UFC 165 in Toronto, as Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) went to war in the evenings main event for the UFC light heavyweight title. Although “Bones” was successful in defending his title, winning...

Sep 23, 2013 7:13 am

Gustafsson Wants Rematch: You have to finish the champ to take his belt

One of the years best fights took place this past weekend at UFC 165 in Toronto, as Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) went to war in the evenings main event. After a grueling 25-minutes of intense back and forth action, the attention turned from the fighters, to...

Sep 21, 2013 11:24 pm

POLL: Did Jon Jones Really Do Enough To Beat Gustafsson?

I’ve read the forums, stayed glued to twitter and the consensus amongst everyone seems to be that Jon Jones should have lost his title tonight. But what do you think? Sound off in the poll below and let your voice be heard! [poll id=’11’]

Sep 21, 2013 11:13 pm

UFC 165 Bonus Winners: Jones/Gustafsson, Barao and Gagnon

Nobody was surprised to hear that Jones and Gustafsson’s instant classic was awarded fight of the night. Both men left it all in the octagon after twenty-five minutes of back and forth action. Jones won a unanimous decision, with two judges scoring the fight 48-47, and one scoring it an odd 49-46. Both fighters took...