Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira entertained fight fans during their Light Heavyweight main event bout at UFC Fight Night 109: “Gustafsson vs. Teixeira,” which went down earlier today (Sun., May 28, 2017) inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gustafsson looked like a man on a mission, showing off his ever-improved striking attack that battered and bruised Glover all day long. I mean, it was extraordinary. To his credit, Teixeira never backed down, even egging his foe on to hit him with his best shot while bleeding from all over his face.
“The Mauler,” though, stayed true to his gameplan: stick-and-move, stick-and-move, and refused to engage in a rock-em sock-em type of war. And there was no need, as Alex’s striking was on point, as was his defense, which kept Golver at bay, chasing him throughout the bout.
After four rounds of punishment, Glover came out in the final round knowing he needed a knockout win. But, once again, Gustafsson unleashed yet another beautiful combination, connecting with three consecutive uppercuts followed up by a clean left hand that put Teixiera out for the count, giving Alex an amazing walk-off knockout win.
Oh, and he also popped the question to his longtime girlfriend and she said YES!
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