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Alexander Gustafsson isn't waiting around for his title shot, and it's possible that Rashad Evans will be his next opponent. If we're making an honest assessment of the UFC's light heavyweight division, it's bad and not showing any signs of improvement. That leaves Alexander Gustafsson with few options for the one fight he needs to win so stamp his title shot vs. the Jon Jones/Daniel Cormier winner. Anthony Johnson was Plan A before he was suspended indefinitely due to his pending domestic viole read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is working on a light heavyweight showdown that would send Alexander Gustafsson into a headlining battle against Rashad Evans on Jan. 24, 2014, in Stockholm, Sweden, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The event is being targeted for FOX; however, nothing is official at this time. After holding out for a Jon Jones title fight following a blistering technical knockout win over Jimi Manuwa in London, England, Gustafsson (16-2) finally relente read news >>

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While Sweden has become an annual destination for the UFC, the promotion's most recent visit to the Scandinavian nation didn't come without a little hurdle with the governing commission. Swedish MMA Federation officials hope to change that moving forward. read news >>

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Less than two weeks after going to Sweden and ruining Iceland’s up-and-coming fighter Gunnar Nelson’s night, Rick Story is still basking in the glow of the upset. And he’s also wearing a boot, nursing a fractured tibia that he suffered during the course of the bout. Story appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour and said that, though he doubts he’ll fight again in 2014, his ankle is already coming along."It’s getting better everyday," he told host Ariel Helwani. "Right after surgery it sucke read news >>

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Rick Story's decision win over Gunnar Nelson on Saturday in Sweden was impressive enough on its own. It's even more impressive after finding out that he broke his ankle midway through the fight. According to Story, he believes the left ankle injury occurred in the second round of the five-round bout. Story was about to take an MRI when contacted by MMAFighting.com Tuesday night, and he said he would know more about the nature of the injury after meeting with his doctor on Wednesday. The initial read news >>

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UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm didn't turn out to have any home-cage advantage for the Swedish fighters. And the country's most iconic mixed martial artist, Alexander Gustafsson, is a little disappointed in the comments towards his countrymen in the aftermath. After his Swedish teammates Niklas Bäckström, Ilir Latifi and Tor Troéng each lost their bouts on Saturday, Gustafsson took to Mikz and called fickle fans out for their comments. "We had a bad night last evening, but my team mates are sti read news >>

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After an action-packed UFC Fight Night 53 event over the weekend (Sat., Oct. 4, 2014) in Stockholm, Sweden, plenty of fighters were still feeling the buzz; however, Gunnar Nelson is likely suffering from the worst post-fight hangover after suffering the first loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) carer at the hands of Rick Story. Another action-packed weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) double-dipped once again, staging two separate events on the same d read news >>

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Before a three-week break between shows, the UFC ran an international doubleheader in Stockholm, Sweden, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, that seemed to be built around getting three guys ready for high-profile fights. Two of them came through, as Rory MacDonald established himself as the probable next challenger at welterweight after the Dec. 6 title fight with Johny Hendricks defending against Robbie Lawler. Similarly, Raphael Assuncao looks to be in the same position. He's the clear guy in line for read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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Looks like Max Holloway is giving "Cowboy" Cerrone a run for his money after racking up four straight wins in 2014 -- all of them finishes -- including his technical knockout victory over Akira Corassani in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53 on Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014) inside the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden (recap here). "Blessed" is still just 22 years old and with performances like these, looks to be the next big thing at 145 pounds. For more news and notes from the "Nelson v read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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While Gunnar Nelson is widely-considered to be the welterweight with unassuming power and silky-smooth strikes, it was Rick Story who put "Gunni" on his ass with a sweet fadeaway left in the main event of UFC Fight Night 53 last Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014) inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden (recap here). While "Horror" was unable to finish the fight, he did enough to leave the Fight Pass headliner with a split decision victory. For more news and notes from the "Nelson vs. Story" mixed read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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The UFC returned to Sweden on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 53 with a sizable contingent of European talent. The main event featured Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson opposite welterweight staple Rick Story. Despite Nelson's incredible talent on the ground and Story's wrestling base, the fight was almost exclusively contested on the feet. Both fighters scored points early, but Story's veteran savvy proved to be the difference as he adjusted to Nelson's dependence on his right cross and dominated ex read news >>

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