Alexander Gustafsson

Submitted by on Sep 6, 2015

(Alexander Gustafsson)

Nickname & # 171; The Mauler & # 187;

growth. 193.04 cm (6.4 & # 8243;) Weight. 92.99 kg (205 pounds)

Birthday. January 15, 1987 Hometown. Arbuga, Sweden

Team: Allstars Training Center / Alliance MMA

Since childhood, Alexander Gustafsson engaged in various kinds of sports including football, hockey and bandy. At the age of 10 the future star of MMA got into boxing.

According of Alexander himself in adolescence he possessed a huge number of energy and does not had any the purposes of. As a result of, the young the Swede fell into bad company, participating in fights between the factions delivshimi spheres of influence in the city. It all ended with a court verdict in 2005 and to imprisonment for 15 months.

In 2006, determined to radically change the life Gustafsson moved to Gothenburg (Sweden) and, on the advice of a friend, began to train in MMA. Discipline and order prevailed in the clubs positively influenced by Alexander, he was able to reverse the negative part of his nature, devoting himself to mixed martial arts.

Pretty curious history has occurred with him at the tournament KSW – Extra in September 2008. Gustafsson came to-day activities, the notification less than 24 hours to meet with the headliner events, promising Polish fighter Krzysztof Kulak. After a short sleep in the locker room, a Swedish athlete stepped into the ring and completely dominated the front, winning a unanimous decision.

In 2008, he spoke at a tournament grappling Grapplers Paradise 4, which won in the weight category of 99 kg (218 pounds).

As a professional, he became an advocate in 2007 and after eight impressive victories in a row in 2009, got the chance to try their hand in the UFC. Gustafsson became the third Swede signed by the organization and the most famous at the moment.

Also in 2009, an energetic Alexander took part in several amateur boxing tournaments are won.

After losing the second fight in the UFC by submission fourfold NCAA Division I All-American Phil Davis, Alexander decided to undergo training at Alliance MMA (USA) together with the offender. The results of such partnerships do not have to wait. Faced in the next match with veteran of kickboxing and MMA Cyril Diabate the indomitable the Swede won in the second round strangulation from behind. In the Match after the an interview Gustafsson has declared, that the main reason of his success in a duel with Diabate became time spent in training camp Alliance MMA.

After six consecutive victories in the organization, Alexander received the title match against John Jones in September 2013, who lost the decision. That match was a real battle and is considered one of the best fights of the year. Many felt that the judge had stolen victory from the Swede. Anyway, Jones was a champion, and Gustafsson began climbing again to the light heavyweight throne.

The first step in this direction served as an Englishman Jimi Manuwa with which Alexander dealt by TKO in the second round.


Amateur boxing:

2009 Swedish Champion at heavyweight (91 kg / 200 lbs)

Open 2009 winner of the tournament in the heavyweight division Tensta Box Open

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