It was an impressive display from the Swede.
Going in to their Main Event at UFC Stockholm, both Alexander Gustaffson and Glover Teixeira had a lot to prove. Could one of them emerge as a top contender again in the Light-Heavyweight division? After all, a lack of contenders has hampered the division as of late.
Well, the MMA Gods produced an answer, in the form of two-time former title challenger Gustaffson. In a five round back and forth, Alexander was notably the better fighter using his footwork to avoid the leaping hooks of Teixeira. Gustaffson successfully avoided getting in to a firefight and managed to utilise his jab and uppercuts effectively.
It looked like it may go all the way, until Gustaffson produced this perfect punch combination in the fifth. Check it out for yourself:
— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) May 28, 2017