Alexander Gustafsson-Gegard Mousasi Headlines April 6 UFC Event in Sweden
A light heavyweight showdown between surging Swede Alexander
and former Strikeforce
will headline the
’s next trip to Sweden.
Promotion officials announced the pairing on Saturday, revealing
that the 205-pound standouts will square off April 6 at the
Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The event is rumored to serve as
UFC on Fuel TV 9, though the show’s title has not yet been made
The Las Vegas-based promotion made its first and only appearance in
Sweden last April with UFC on
Fuel 2. Gustafsson also headlined that event, taking a
one-sided unanimous decision from Thiago
Silva to earn his 14th career victory.
“The Mauler” has competed just once since that triumph, outpointing
former champion Mauricio Rua
at UFC on Fox 5 on Dec. 8. Known for his hand speed and length, the
once-beaten Gustafsson owns nine victories by form of knockout and
rides a six-fight winning streak into his meeting with “The
Mousasi, meanwhile, has not lost since relinquishing his
Strikeforce belt to Muhammed
Lawal in April 2010. The Iranian-born competitor then proceeded
to win Dream’s light heavyweight title before drawing with UFC vet
Jardine in his return to the Strikeforce cage. Three straight
wins followed for Mousasi, who most recently submitted Mike Kyle with
a rear-naked choke at Strikeforce’s final show on Jan. 12.
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