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Meet the athlete, Alexander Gustafsson

Posted on 23-9-2019 by office@gorillawear.com

Alexander is an MMA fighter who has great victories to his name. It was him who gave the the current Light Heavyweight Champion (ending 2019), Jon Jones a hard time during their MMA-fight. Jon Jones confirmed to the media that Gustafsson challenged him unlike any previous opponent.

It all started when he was around 10 years old with boxing, before he stated Mixed Martial Arts in 2006. At a young age he already had his successes. Winning the Youth Junior Level, National Championship from Sweden was certainly one of the highlights. 

His boxing career ended when he signed for the UFC in 2009. Gustafsson belongs to the top of the UFC, especially in the light heavyweight division. Next to Jones he stood in the cage to fight against respected fighters like Manuwa, Johnson and Cormier. At August 5, 2019, he is #6 in authority UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Gustafsson recently declared his retirement, but that is not the end of it. There is already talk that he will make his come back in the UFC. Keep an eye on “the Mauler” one of the best UFC Light Heavyweight fighters of all time.

Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Height: 6 ft 5 (196 cm)
Year of birth: 19867
Nationality: Swedish
Reach: 79 inch (200 cm)

Ultimate Fighting Championship

- Fight of the night (Four times) vs. Jon Jones, Jimi Manuwa, Daniel Cormier and Glover Teixeira

- Peformance of the night vs. Jimi Manuwa
- Fight of the Year (2013) vs. Jon Jones

World MMA Awards
- 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones on 21 September
- 2013 International Fighter of the Year

- 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)

- 2011 All-Violence 3rd Team - 2013 All-Violaence 2nd Team - 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)

- 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)

Yahoo! Sports.com
- 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)

- 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)
- 2015 October Fight of the Month vs. Daniel Cormier (UFC 192)
- 2017 May Knockout of the month vs. Glover Teixeira (UFC Fight Night 109)

- 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)

- 2013 Fight of the Year (vs. Jon Jones) (UFC 165)

Favourite items:
- Kensington MMA fight shorts - Black/Gray Camo
- Forbes T-shirt - Army Green
- Lander Rashguard Long Sleeves - Black/Gray Camo

Instagram of Alexander Gustafsson

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