Alexander Gustafsson - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Alexander
Gustafsson
18-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Light Heavyweight
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 18-4-0
Summary: Aggressiveness, good standup

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Mauler
From: Arboga Sweden
Fights Out Of: Stockholm Sweden
Age: 30
Height: 6' 5" ( 195 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
Reach 79"
Leg Reach 46"

Striking

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Grappling

Total Takedowns
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Biography

TRAINING: Two times a day with sparring and conditioning.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to train MMA in 2006 and before that I trained in boxing. It feels so real when you’re standing in the cage next to your opponent. I just like it a lot.

What ranks and titles have you held? No titles.

Do you have any heroes?
My idol is Fedor Emelianenko.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me; it is my goal to be a part of the show.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I have no degrees.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I did boxing and scuba diving.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In amateur boxing, I won against the Swedish champion.

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite striking technique: Start with a hard right punch

• Eleven wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)

• Has finished eight fights in the first round

• A pro since 2007

• Loss to Jones snapped six-fight winning streak

Career

Trained With

Ross Pearson
Ross Pearson
21-12-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Travis Browne
Travis Browne
18-6-1
( W-L-D )
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
13-3-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Cyrille Diabate
Cyrille Diabate
20-10-3
( W-L-D )
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
13-3-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Matt Hamill UFC® 133 Live on Pay-Per-View Evans vs. Ortiz

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