Alexander Gustafsson is back, and he just put a medieval beatdown on Glover Teixeira…
Returning to Sweden today, the UFC Fight Night 109 card went off like a firework. Stacked with local prospects and rising stars, the free event was a great view. Headlining the action was a main event collision between two former title contenders.
Glover Teixeira and Alexander Gustafsson did battle in the top spot, and it was a real war. Both men took home fight of the night bonus money for their incredible performance.
Gustafsson Wrecks Teixeira
With the light-heavyweight title picture taking shape again, both men needed the win in Sweden. When the moment came to be, it was the hometown hero Gustafsson who showed up to win.
Teixeira proved tough, pushing ‘The Mauler’ for five rounds, but Gus was simply on fire. Numerous combos, with an uppercut as the main weapon, dropped GT. The finish came in the fifth, and was a savage walk-away knockout.
Watch as Gustafsson beats on Teixeira like the Brazilian owed him money:
Great win for Alexander Gustafsson, but it’s back to the drawing board for his Brazilian opponent. Teixeira has lost two of his last three, whereas Gus moves to two straight wins after his performance.
UFC Fight Night 109 Afterthoughts
Rematch, that’s the word floating around Alexander Gustafsson right now. Having lost close decisions to Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, ‘The Mauler’ will want revenge at some point, but is now the time?
With Jones and Cormier tentatively scheduled for UFC 214, the top end of the division is live again. There’s no question of Gus’ form right now, he just blasted Teixeira like a fiend. Arguably the best performance of his career, could Gus be in the right form to take the title?
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