THIS is the Alexander Gustafsson we missed for so long…
UFC Fight Night 109 went down last night, and it was everything we’d hoped for. Stacked with premium local talent, the card had a lot to offer. Sweden played host to an event, that by all standards, was awesome.
Topping off the card were light-heavyweight brawlers Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira. Essentially putting on a clinic, Gus beat the Brazilian around the octagon for five rounds.
Huge Win, Now It’s Time For Jones/DC
After starching Teixeira with a vicious knockout in the last round, Gustafsson brought up an old wound. Having suffered a narrow loss to Jon Jones at UFC 165, ‘The Mauler’ discussed the troubled ex-champ.
Via LowKickMMA, Gus said he has never considered Jones the champion:
“I don’t like him,” Gustafsson told reporters at the UFC Fight Night 109 post-fight press conference. “I give him that he’s the best fighter of all-time, the best pound-for-pound fighter of all divisions — of course, everybody knows that. He hasn’t even lost a fight yet, he demolishes everyone he fights. But as a person, he’s not a champion in my eyes. He’s not a good person in my eyes.”
“That’s why I always tell the guys, ‘I hope that DC [Daniel Cormier] wins (at UFC 214) because I like the guy, he’s a worthy champion. So that’s what I mean when I say that he’s the biggest enemy of all-time.”
“It’s all about the lost rounds,” Gustafsson said. “I’ve just been so close to winning the fights, I lose a little bit in the end, but we’ve changed our camp and our conditioning is on another level. Today, I’m not going to lose on the finish line again. It’s not going to happen. Today, I could go 10 rounds. I could go 10 rounds next time I fight DC or Jones.”
UFC Fight Night 109 Results
205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira — Gustafsson def. Teixeira by KO (punches) at 1:07 of Round Five
205 lbs.: Misha Cirkunov vs. Volkan Oezdemir — Oezdemir def. Cirkunov by KO (punch) at 0:28 of Round One
170 lbs.: Ben Saunders vs. Peter Sobotta — Sobotta def. Saunders by TKO (knee and punches) at 2:29 of Round Two
170 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan — Akhmedov def. Alhassan by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
170 lbs.: Oliver Enkamp vs. Nordine Taleb — Taleb def. Enkamp by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Alex Nicholson — Hermansson def. Nicholson by TKO (punches and elbows) at 2:00 of Round One
135 lbs.: Pedro Munhoz vs. Damian Stasiak — Munhoz def. Stasiak by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
185 lbs.: Chris Camozzi vs. Trevor Smith — Smith def. Camozzi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
155 lbs.: Joaquim Silva vs. Reza Madadi — Silva def. Madadi by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
170 lbs.: Nico Musoke vs. Bojan Velickovic — Velickovic def. Musoke by TKO (punches) at 4:37 of Round Three
170 lbs.: Jessin Ayari vs. Darren Till — Till def. Ayari by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-27)
155 lbs.: Damir Hadzovic vs. Marcin Held — Hadzovic def. Held by KO (knee) at 0:07 of Round Three