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Peso semipesado Division

Activo

"The Mauler"

Alexander Gustafsson

Peso semipesado Division

18-8-0 (W-L-D)

11

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Alexander Gustafsson

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Info

Learn more about Alexander Gustafsson's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
Arboga, Suecia
Trains at
Allstars Training Center
Fighting style
Striker
Age
35
Height
77.00
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 14, 2009
Reach
79.00
Leg reach
46.00

Fighter Facts

  • Eleven wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)
     
  • Inducted in UFC Hall of Fame’s Fight Wing in 2020 for first Jones fight
     
  • Has finished eight fights in the first round
     
  • A pro since 2007
     
  • Has 6-2 record in Sweden
     
  • First loss to Jones snapped six fight winning streak

UFC History 
UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Gustafsson was knocked out by Nikita Krylov at 1:07 of the first round 
UFC on ESPN (7/26/20) Gustafsson was submitted by Fabricio Werdum via armbar at 2:30 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (6/1/19) Gustafsson was submitted by Anthony Smith via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the fourth round
UFC 232 (12/29/18) Gustafsson was stopped by Jon Jones via strikes at 2:02 of the third round in a bout for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title
UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Gustafsson knocked out Glover Teixeira at 1:07 of the fifth round
UFC Fight Night (9/3/16) Gustafsson won a three round unanimous decision over Jan Blachowicz
UFC 192 (10/3/15) Gustafsson lost a five round split decision to Daniel Cormier in a fight for the UFC light heavyweight title
UFC on FOX (1/24/15) Gustafsson was stopped by Anthony Johnson via strikes at 2:15 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/8/14) Gustafsson stopped Jimi Manuwa via strikes at 1:18 of the second round
UFC 165 (9/21/13) Gustafsson lost a five round unanimous decision to Jon Jones in a bout for the UFC light heavyweight championship
UFC on FOX (12/8/12) Gustafsson won a three round unanimous decision over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
UFC on FUEL TV (4/14/12) Gustafsson won a three round unanimous decision over Thiago Silva
UFC 141 (12/30/11) Gustafsson stopped Vladimir Matyushenko via strikes at 2:13 of the first round
UFC 133 (8/6/11) Gustafsson stopped Matt Hamill via strikes at 3:34 of the second round
UFC 127 (2/27/11) Gustafsson submitted James Te Huna via rear naked choke at 4:27 of the first round
UFC 120 (10/16/10) Gustafsson submitted Cyrille Diabate via rear naked choke at 2:41 of the second round.
UFC 112 (4/10/10) Gustafsson was submitted via anaconda choke by Phil Davis at 4:55 of the first round.
UFC 105 (11/14/09) Gustafsson knocked out Jared Hamman at :41 of the first round.

Q&A
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to train MMA in 2006 and before that I trained in boxing. It feels so real when you’re standing in the cage next to your opponent. I just like it a lot.
Do you have any heroes? My idol is Fedor Emelianenko.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me; it is my goal to be a part of the show.
What was your job before you started fighting? I did boxing and scuba diving.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In amateur boxing, I won against the Swedish champion.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Start with a hard right punch