Alexander Gustafsson’s (15-1) last two fights have ended in a decision win. Besides one other fight, which took place for KSW, Gustafsson has finished all his opponents within two rounds. Heading into his fight with Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2), Gustafsson has promised to stop his 12th name.
“I will win the fight, no doubt,” said Gustafsson to Nordic MMA. “It’s not going to be a decision, that’s for sure because two decisions in a row now is too much. I want to have a finish, I want to go for a finish, I want a finish and I’m going to win the fight.”
Since joining the UFC in late 2009, Gustafsson has gone 7-1. His two encounters in 2012 against Thiago Silva and Maurício “Shogun” Rua went to the judges’ scorecard where the Sweden took the unanimous decision win. After the win over Rua, Gustafsson was promised a light heavyweight title shot. He decided to fight someone else since that bout won’t happen until June at the earliest. It’s not known if Gustafsson has retained his No. 1 contender status. Mousasi makes his UFC debut after spending the last few years out of Strikeforce and DREAM.
Gustafsson vs. Mousasi takes place at UFC on FUEL TV 9 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Sweden on April 6.
“I can’t wait to fight in my hometown in front of my home audience against a top guy like that,” said Gustafsson.