Alexander Gustafsson Faces Gegard Mousasi In Main Event of UFC on Fuel in Sweden


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fox 5The invasion of Strikeforce fighters to the UFC has already begun and now a major light heavyweight fight has been scheduled as former champion Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fuel in Sweden.

UFC officials announced the new fight early on Saturday.

Gegard Mousasi comes to the UFC as one of the most highly touted prospects transitioning from Strikeforce. The former champion most recently dismantled Mike Kyle in Strikeforce’s final show, and now tries to prove he belongs among the best light heavyweights in the world when he fights in Sweden on April 6.

This will be a serious test for Mousasi as he looks to establish himself as a true force at 205lbs. While the former Strikeforce fighter does have several high profile wins when he was a middleweight, Mousasi has yet to face the same level of talent at light heavyweights so this will be a serious test as he moves to the UFC’s 205lb division.

Mousasi won’t be handed an easy fight for his first trip to the Octagon because waiting for him will be top light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson, fresh off a dominant victory over former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

A native Swede, Gustafsson will go home in early April with two goals in mind – beat Gegard Mousasi and solidify his spot as the top dog in the division awaiting a shot at champion Jon Jones.

The two light heavyweights will face off in a five round battle headlining the UFC’s second trip to Sweden. Gustafsson also headlined the first card in Sweden in April 2012 when he defeated Thiago Silva by unanimous decision.

UFC on Fuel in Sweden will go down on Saturday, April 6 with tickets on sale on Saturday, Feb 9 with UFC Fight Club members having access to tickets as of Thursday, Feb 7.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 8 days ago
  • 105 views

The biggest rematch of the year will have to wait, as Alexander Gustafsson has been forced out of his blockbuster rematch against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 178 after sustaining a knee injury in training, promotion officials announced Wednesday. In his stead, No. 2 ranked contender Daniel Cormier will challenge Jones for the light heavyweight title. UFC 178 is expected to take place September 27, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 40 views

The fight between former Strikeforce champions Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi that originally was set for the co-main event of UFC 176 now will take place at UFC Fight Night 50. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 47 views

The UFC 176 co-main event bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Gegard Mousasi, like several other bouts on the cancelled fight card, has already found a new home, as of Wednesday morning. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 45 views

Following Conor McGregor's UFC Fight Night Dublin main event destruction of Diego Brandão, several other UFC fighters and notable personalities weighed in on "Notorious's" big victory in front of a rabid Irish crowd. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 415 views

The highly anticipated Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson rematch will have to wait. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 26 views

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is injured and out of the pay-per-view main event against Chad Mendes, according to a report from UFC Tonight on Wednesday. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 28 views

UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo is injured and won't be able to defend his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 176. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 that UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo is injured and his UFC 176 headliner against Chad Mendes is cancelled. This is terrible news for Jose Aldo fans who have had to endure cancelled fight after long injury induced layoffs between rare opportunites to see their man in the Octagon. Since becoming the UFC Featherwei read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 31 views

UFC 176's main event featherweight title fight has been wiped out for now thanks to an injury to the champion. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 32 views

Jose Aldo is injured and the main event of UFC 176 has been cancelled. So should the entire card be scrapped? The Bloody Elbow staff tackles the issue. Jose Aldo is injured and his bout against Mendes has been scrapped. According to MMA Fighting, the champion has suffered a "shoulder and cervical spine injury", and while no return date has been specified, Aldo can't train and will have to return for another examination in 3 weeks. Brent Brookhouse: There's only one month to go until the card and read news >>