Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Sep 4, 2013 8:35 pm

Dana White Confirms Title Shot for Glover Teixeira Following Knockout Win Over Ryan Bader

After a thriller of a main event, UFC Fight Night 28 main event winner, Glover Teixeira will get a title shot against the winner of the light-heavyweight title fight headlining the upcoming UFC 165 between Jon Jones takes on Alexander Gustafsson. UFC executive Mark Zelaznik confirmed the news at the post-fight press conference following Wednesday’s card:...

Sep 3, 2013 8:34 am

Glover Teixeira wants to fight Jon Jones for title, not Gustafsson

UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) says he would rather fight “Bones” as opposed to “The Mauler”, should he earn a 205-pound title fight with an impressive victory over Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) this Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 28. Texeira will look to follow the advice given to him by...

Aug 6, 2013 9:01 pm

Jones: I can’t let Gustafsson crush what I’m trying to build

Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) is set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson at September’s UFC 165 event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Although he doesn’t hold any animosity towards his opponent, Jones knows that Gustafson wants what he has and he’s expecting a hard fight to keep what’s his: “Me...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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 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...