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Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson

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  • Given Name: Alexander L. Gustafsson
  • MMA Record: 18-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Mauler
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1987.01.15
  • Last Fight: May 28, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Allstars Training Center
  • Height: 6'5" (196cm) | Reach: 79.0" (201cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $342,000 USD
  • Born: Arboga, Sweden
  • Fighting out of: Stockholm, Sweden
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Alexander Gustafsson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:07 Round 5 of 5, 21:07 Total

Br Glover Teixeira
17-4-0 26-5-0

Se UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2017.05.28
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#33 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
#18 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC Fight Night 109 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Antônio Rogério Nogueira UFC UFN 100 2016.11.19
Reason: Gustafsson Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Jan Błachowicz
16-4-0 19-5-0

De UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.09.03
Odds: -700 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Daniel Cormier
16-3-0 16-1-0

Us UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2015.10.03
Odds: +235 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#63 Greatest Fight of All Time
#4 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
UFC 192 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Glover Teixeira UFC UFN 69 2015.06.20
Reason: Gustafsson Back Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:15 Round 1 of 5

Us Anthony Johnson
16-2-0 18-4-0

Se UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.01.24
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#7 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC on FOX 14 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jon Jones UFC 178 2014.09.27
Reason: Gustafsson Torn Meniscus
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:18 Round 2 of 5, 6:18 Total

Gb Jimi Manuwa
15-2-0 14-0-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.03.08
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($50K Fight/Night, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#21 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 37 Fight of the Night
UFC Fight Night 37 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Antônio Rogério Nogueira UFC UFN 37 2014.03.08
Reason: Nogueira Back Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Jon Jones
15-1-0 18-1-0

Ca UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

2013.09.21
Odds: +600 (Huge Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#1 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#4 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
#3 Greatest Fight of All Time
UFC 165 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Gegard Mousasi UFC on FUEL TV 9 2013.04.06
Reason: Gustafsson Cut in Training
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Maurício Rua
14-1-0 21-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.12.08
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.4 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Thiago Silva
13-1-0 14-2-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 2: Silva vs. Gustafsson
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.04.14
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Cancelled Bout Antônio Rogério Nogueira UFC on FUEL TV 2 2012.04.14
Reason: Nogueira Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:13 Round 1 of 3

By Vladimir Matyushenko
12-1-0 26-5-0

Us UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.12.30
Odds: -335 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Vince DiCola - Training Montage
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:34 Round 2 of 3, 8:34 Total

Us Matt Hamill
11-1-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.08.06
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.4 lbs (92.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Vladimir Matyushenko UFC 133 2011.08.06
Reason: Matyushenko Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:27 Round 1 of 3

Nz James Te Huna
10-1-0 12-4-0

Au UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.02.26
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#38 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
Win | Submission | Choke
2:41 Round 2 of 3, 7:41 Total

Fr Cyrille Diabate
9-1-0 16-6-1

Gb UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.10.16
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts | Walkout Music: Lil Wayne feat. Eminem - Drop the World
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:55 Round 1 of 3

Us Phil Davis
9-0-0 5-0-0

Ae UFC 112: Invincible
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.04.10
Odds: +395 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Cypress Hill - Illusions
#18 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Jared Hamman
8-0-0 11-1-0

Gb UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.11.14
Odds: +118 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall | Walkout Music: Cypress Hill - Illusions
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ua Vladimir Shemarov

Se Superior Challenge

2009.05.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Es Pedro Quetglas

Se The Zone FC

2008.11.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Pl Krzysztof Kułak
5-0-0 21-8-2

Pl KSW Extra 1
Main Card | 209 lbs (95.0 kg)

2008.09.13
Referee: Robert Kostecki | Walkout Music: The Prodigy - Mindfields
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

It Matteo Minonzio

Se The Zone FC

2008.05.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

De Florian Muller

Ae United Arab Emirates Regional

2008.03.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

De Farbod Fadami

Se The Zone FC

2008.02.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Fi Mikael Haydari

Fi Finland Regional

2007.12.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Fi Saku Heikola

Fi Shooto Europe

2007.11.17

Alexander Gustafsson Wiki Update Wiki

Talented Swede Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson landed on the international MMA scene when he entered the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera in November of 2009. Gustafsson was a virtual unknown at that time despite an 8-0 record with seven stoppages (six of them by strikes). Over the coming year, Gustafsson proved he belonged among the MMA elite by compiling a 2-1 record with the world's biggest cagefighting promotion. Gustafsson fights out of Stockholm, Sweden. He trains with Allstars Training Center and Alliance MMA.


Gustafsson's first loss came to the vaunted newcomer and highly touted prospect, American freestyle wrestler Phil Davis. Following the loss, Gustafsson immediately began training with Davis for his very next bout alongside Brandon Vera, Joey Beltran and others at Team Alliance. The lesson in humility paid off in the form of the second of Gustafsson's two wins, which came against European striking legend Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate. Despite taking place on UFC 121's untelevised preliminary undercard, the first round submission victory was Gustafsson's highest profile win to date and a coming out party for the young fighter.


Gustafsson followed up that win with a first round submission of James Te Huna. Next in line for Gustaffon was two impressive TKO victories over tough veterans Matt Hamill and Vladimir Matyushenko, moving him even further up the ranks. In April 2012 he won a unanimous decision over Thiago Silva. In his next fight at UFC on FOX 5 he decisively defeated Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in a fight that catapulted him right to the top of the division. During the post-fight press conference The Mauler expressed his desire to fight as soon as possible instead of waiting until summer 2013 for his upcoming UFC Light Heavyweight Title shot. Gustafsson would get his wish as the UFC set him up to welcome Gegard Mousasi to the UFC as the main event for UFC on Fuel TV 9. However less than a week before the fight it was announced that The Mauler had received a cut during training and was not cleared to fight so they had to cancel the match.


Gustafsson got his light heavyweight title shot against division champion Jon "Bones" Jones at UFC 165 in Toronto. The fight was afterwards described as a five round war in which the swede gave the champion his toughest challenge to date. Gustafsson lost the bout by judges call, a unanimous decision in favor of the champion. UFC fans and media alike thought, since the fight was so close fought that a rematch should be schedueled immediately. This did not materialize however, and Gustafsson instead got Antonio Rogerio Noguiera as his next opponent.


Only days after it was announced, Nogueira had to pull out due to an injury. News would surface later that Noguiera never officially accepted the fight, and the fight announcement should never have gone public. Gustafsson got a new opponent in Jimi Manuwa, and they were schedueled to fight on March 8th 2014 in London, England. Gustaffson would finish Manuwa by TKO with an uppercut in the 2nd round handing the up and comer his first loss. The win also earned Gus the Fight of the Night bonus as well as the Performance of the Night bonus. Following the win Gus would look to earn himself a rematch against the champion when he faced Anthony Johnson. However Rumble had different plans and would finish Gus in the first round by TKO.

Last updated 02.06.2015, 9:03 AM ET
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