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"The Mauler"

Alexander Gustafsson

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Win Rate
72 %
Finish Rate
78 %
Decision Win %
67 %

Alexander Gustafsson

Age
34
Height
6' 4 (193 cm)
Reach
79 in. (6' 7/201 cm)
Ape-Index
1.041
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
Sweden
Main Division
Light Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
purple_belt
Biography
Alexander Gustafsson is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist. Gustafsson currently competes in the heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship . Gustafsson spent a major part of his MMA career in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC, where he became a top contender and fought for the title three times.
Combat Approach
After his title fight against Jon Jones at UFC 165, rumors came out that Gustafsson would leave Alliance to train only in Sweden, but Gustafsson and his team later came out saying that the rumors were false and that he would still mix up his training by spending time at Alliance as well as flying people in from United States to train with him in Sweden for his future fights. At numerous occasions, Alliance fighters has also travelled to Sweden to be a part of Gustafsson's training camps. In addition to Gustafsson and his long time training partner Ilir Latifi, the Allstar team has also added other big names from the heavier divisions.
Fighter Trivia
His nickname, "The Mauler", was given to him early in his career by his training partners, referring to his powerful striking, killer instinct and the reckless ways he finishes his fights. When asked about his idols in combat sports, Gustafsson always names MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko as his biggest inspiration coming in to the sport. He is a long time friend, and former occasional training and sparring partner, of two-division boxing world champion Badou Jack.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Hall of Fame (Fight Wing) vs. Jon Jones at UFC 165
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Four times) vs. Jon Jones, Jimi Manuwa, Daniel Cormier and Glover Teixeira
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • UFC: Fight of the Year (2013) vs. Jon Jones
  • World MMA Awards: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones on 21 September
  • World MMA Awards: 2013 International Fighter of the Year
  • ESPN: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)
  • Sherdog: 2011 All-Violence 3rd Team
  • Sherdog: 2013 All-Violence 2nd Team
  • Sherdog: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)
  • FoxSports.com: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)
  • Yahoo! Sports.com: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 October Fight of the Month vs. Daniel Cormier (UFC 192)
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2017 May Knockout of the Month vs. Glover Teixeira (UFC Fight Night 109)
  • MMAFighting.com: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones (UFC 165)
  • MMAWeekly.com: 2013 Fight of the Year (vs. Jon Jones) (UFC 165)
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2011 Fighter of the Year
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2012 Fighter of the Year
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2013 Fight of the Year vs. Jon Jones
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2017 Knockout of the Year vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2019 Fighter of the Decade
  • AIBA: Swedish Boxing Federation: 2003 Swedish National Youth Light Heavyweight Champion
  • AIBA: Swedish Boxing Federation: 2008 KP Cup Boxing Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • AIBA: Swedish Boxing Federation: 2009 KP Cup Boxing Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • AIBA: Swedish Boxing Federation: 2009 Tensta Box Open Heavyweight Tournament Winner

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Fighter Videos

Free Fight: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson 1 | UFC 165, 2013

 

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