Alexander Gustafsson expected to face Glover Teixeira in Stockholm
Per multiple reports, the UFC is working towards a light heavyweight contest featuring Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira. The bout will be part of an upcoming UFC Fight Night, which is expected to take place May 28 in Stockholm.
Gustafsson began his career with a 15-1 record. However, since the end of 2012, he has gone 2-3. At UFC 165, he challenged Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title but dropped a close decision. He earned another shot at the same belt two years later and fell once against via close decision, this time, against Daniel Cormier. In his last fight, he got back on the winning track with a one-sided victory over former KSW champion Jan Blachowicz.
Teixeira recently got back in the cage for the first time since falling to Anthony Johnson in 13 seconds. He returned and scored a decision over Jared Cannonier. Teixeira has been competing in the UFC since 2012. During his run, he has defeated the likes of Ryan Bader, Ovince Saint Preux, Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. In 2014, he faced Jones for the light heavyweight title and came up short losing via decision.
This bout is expected to headline the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Sweden.