Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Sep 21, 2013 8:09 pm

UFC 165 Results: Francis Carmont Defeats Costa Philippou By Way of Unanimous Decision

Carmont opened up the fight with a surprising takedown, which caught Philippou off guard. Carmont used his size and momentum to keep Philippou as he worked his way into various potential submission holds. No significent strikes were landed except for those that Carmont landed when Philippou was blocking a rear naked choke from happening. Carmont...

Sep 20, 2013 2:01 pm

PHOTO | Jones vs. Gustafsson Staredown At Today’s Weigh-Ins

Tomorrow night’s main event fighters have both made their contracted weight-limit, making the UFC 165 bout official. Today during the official UFC weigh-in ceremony both Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in an intense staredown.

Sep 20, 2013 1:55 pm

UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson Weigh-in Results

The ‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ weigh-in ceremony is over and all but one-fighter has made their contracted weight limit. Today’s event took place from the Maple Leaf Square outside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204.5) Champ Renan Barao (135) vs. Eddie Wineland...

Sep 20, 2013 9:55 am

Watch Today’s UFC 165 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (4pm ET)

UFC 165 goes down tomorrow night with a main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. However, before tomorrow’s pay-per-view event can take place we have todays fighter weigh ins. Maple Leaf Square outside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre plays host to today’s event. Tune in at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET to catch...

Sep 19, 2013 12:54 pm

VIDEO | Countdown to UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson Replay

One way or another, history will be made at UFC 165 – will 26-year-old Jon Jones break light heavyweight title records, or will Swedish superstar Alexander Gustafsson dethrone the p4p best fighter in the world? Hear from both men before they clash. Part 2: Part 3:

Sep 17, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Dismissive About Both Cormier And Teixeira Threats

Should he get past Alexander Gustafsson this weekend in the UFC 165 main event, Jon Jones and the UFC will have to find the next suitable title challenger. Right now, the UFC has stated that Glover Teixeira is next and UFC President Dana White also hinted that Daniel Cormier may be able to jump the...

Sep 12, 2013 11:56 am

Gustafsson: Jon Jones Is A Spoiled Brat Trapped In A Grown Man’s Body

“He’s a little brat in an adult’s body. Jones is a very immature boy in a grown man’s body. “It is not always that a person is himself in front of the cameras, and that’s Jones. If you’re with him for a week, as I did at UFC World Press Tour … you see the...

Sep 12, 2013 9:17 am

Jon Jones: Gustafsson and I are completely different

Many comparisons have been made between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) and his UFC 165 opponenet Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). However, “Bones” does not seem to agree with the comparisons, as he stated during Tuesday’s UFC 165 conference call: “I don’t really agree with any of the...

Sep 11, 2013 7:05 am

Alexander Gustafsson: My reach is 81.2″

Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) is set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against challenger Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) next Saturday, September 21, at UFC 165 live from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In the buildup to the title fight, much has been made of the current champions wingspan, which is measured...

Sep 11, 2013 6:35 am

Jon Jones on Anderson Silva: ‘We are at completely different levels’

During yesterday’s pre-UFC 165 conference call, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) was asked a variety of different questions, most surrounding his September 21st opponenet Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). Eventually, the questions veered away from “Bones” UFC 165 title fight and towards former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and his...

Sep 6, 2013 2:57 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ Extended Preview

Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones believes in his skills while challenger Alexander Gustafsson is confident he can walk away with the belt around his waist. Plus, interim bantamweight championship between Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.

Sep 5, 2013 10:15 am

Glover Teixeira on a Fight vs. Jon Jones: ‘He will go down’

With a first-round TKO victory over Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 28 Wednesday night, Glover Teixeira earned himself the next shot at the UFC light heavyweight title.  While his opponent depends on the outcome of the upcoming Jones vs. Gustafsson match-up, Teixeira is hoping to face Jon Jones- and confidently so.   By Christopher...

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 13, 2013 10:55 am

Phil Davis Has No Interest In Machida Rematch

“I have 12 wins; 11 wins- all those guys want rematches.  [Lyoto Machida is] not the first person who wants a rematch,” Phil Davis, pictured, explained of his recent opponent, Lyoto Machida, to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour Monday.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was the most controversial decision of late, when UFC...

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...