A bout pitting two top light heavyweights has been booked for UFC on FOX early next year. Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson will square off in Sweeden at Tele 2 Arena.
Johnson has been impressive as he’s settled into his second run with the promotion. “Rumble” is riding an 8 fight winning streak into the contest including back to back wins inside the Octagon. He was suspended briefly but that has been lifted clearing the way for a fight against Gustafsson.
Gustafsson was set to fight Jon Jones before an injury paved the way for Daniel Cormier. It was thought “The Mauler” would wait for his turn but it appears the circumstances have changed. Gustafsson has only fought twice in the last two years including an epic battle with Jones at UFC 165.He rebounded with a win over Jimi Manuwa back in March.
No doubt this should be a good fight. Are you excited that it’s happening?