Who is Alexander Gustafsson?
Alexander Gustafsson, also known as “The Mauler,” is an MMA (Mixed Martial Artist) fighter from Sweden. He competes in the UFC’s heavyweight division with a Pro MMA record of 18-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw) (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
This professional wrestler is a member of Allstars Training Center and competes out of Stockholm, Sweden.
Relationship Details, Alexander Gustafsson is in a Relationship?
Alexander Gustafsson, the current UFC champion, began dating Moa in 2015.
Later, after defeating Glover Teixeira in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, the wrestler proposed to her inside the octagon.
Their first child, Eva, was born in May 2017, and their second child, Eston, was born in September 2018.
Quick facts about Alexander Gustafsson
|Full Name||Alexander Lars-Ake Gustafsson|
|Date of Birth||15 January 1987 (aged: 34 years old as of July 2021)|
Alexander Gustafsson: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity
Alexander Lars-Ake Gustafsson was born in Arboga, a small town two hours outside of Stockholm. He developed alongside his four younger sisters.
Since his parents divorced when he was young, he was raised by his mother, Eleonora Gustafsson, and stepfather. Alexander had a close relationship with his biological father, even though he lived in another city. His birth father struggled with alcoholism.
He had never been interested in academics and had always preferred to participate in sports since he was a child. As a result, he tried every sport imaginable, including football, welding, and hockey, but he realized he was made in the boxing ring every minute.
Education, Schooling, University
There is no information about his education and schooling.
Professional Career, (MMA fighter)
Gustafsson’s adolescent years were stressful, and he frequently ended up in brawls due to a lack of guidance. At the age of 15, he became involved in an amateur scene for the first time. Later, as an 18-year-old, he was imprisoned for aggravated assault on a brother and sister while drunk.
His friend cum fan recommended him to MMA after his release in 2006. He discovered the MMA Training Centre, which is run by Swedish MMA pioneer August Wallen. As a result, he abandoned his problems and the city to train for MMA.
Stepping Stone | Alexander Gustafsson
Despite having been a boxer since 1997, Alexander Gustafsson won his first National Championship (junior level) in 2003. His official MMA training, however, began only after 2006. Before beginning his fighting career, he worked as a construction worker, club bouncer, and scuba divemaster.
Gustafsson made his MMA debut in 2007, defeating Saku Nikola. He quickly returned to boxing between 2008 and 2009, winning an amateur Swedish heavyweight boxing tournament. His newly formed boxing career was jeopardized the following year, in 2010, due to his inability to compete in a national championship event.
Alexander Gustafsson | Pre-UFC Matches
Gustafsson first began competing in the martial art form of shootfighting. He had a 5-1 shot record, with four wins coming by knockout and one by decision. Mats Nilsson defeated him in the 2007 Kaisho Battle event by a split decision.
Second, he competed in small Submission Wrestling and Grabbing matches throughout Europe and Sweden. He remained uninvolved in all of the matches. However, his most notable victory came on March 13, 2008, when he knocked out German prospect Florian Muller in the second round.
Following his victory over Matteo Minonzio, he replaced his former opponent Florian Muller with Poland’s top prospect Krzysztof Kulak at the end of the same year. Despite the short notice, Gustafsson defeated Krzysztof Kulak with several knockouts and enough united decisions.
His final match was on 30 May 2009 at Superior Challenge 3 against European Veteran Vladimir Shemarov. He was easily victorious in the first round by knockout.
By 2009, he had a perfect pro record of 8-0, with 6 wins by KO/TKO, 1 by submission, and 1 by decision.
Professional Life of Alexander Gustafsson | UFC
Alexander made his UFC debut in November 2009, shortly after defeating Jared Hamman in the first round with a straight right punch. However, his first defeat came in April 2010 at UFC 112 to Phil Davis via an Anaconda choke.
Gustafsson defeated MMA and kickboxing veteran Cyrille Diabate in round 2 at UFC 120, six months after losing to Phil. He attributed his success to the months he spent in Alliance MMA’s training camp.
He expanded his training to include Phil Davis, Dominick Cruz, Brandon Vera, Joey Beltran, and Travis Browne of the UFC. He collaborated with them to improve his speed and strength.
Alexander Gustafsson has won the following races since 2011, as highlighted below:
- Alexander debuted against James Te Huna at UFC 127 on February 21, 2011. His victory came via submission in the first round.
- He was supposed to fight Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 133 on August 6, but he was pulled. As a result, Gustafsson faced Matt
- Hamill defeated him in the second round with a straight punch, followed by uppercuts and a knockout.
- 30 December 2011= At UFC 141, Alexander landed a match against Vladimir Matyushenko. He won the game after dropping his opponent to the ground with jabs and punches in the first round.
- Gustafsson was scheduled to face Antônio Rogério Nogueira at UFC on FuelTV 2 in Sweden on April 14, 2012. Thiago Silva took Nogueria’s place due to his injury. Alexander then dominated the match with his powerful outstrike, knocking him out in both the first and second rounds. He was ecstatic about his unanimous victory (30–27, 30–27, and 29–28).
- Gustafsson accepted the fight with Mauricio Rua at UFC on Fox 5 on December 8, 2012. He won easily by landing six takedowns on Rua and showcasing all of his wrestling and powerful strikes.
- Finally, on April 6, 2013, Gustafsson fought former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel TV 9. However, due to his sparring season, he was left with a cut that rendered him illegible. As a result, UFC newcomer Ilir Latifi (one of Alexander’s main training partners) took his place.
- Alexander Gustafsson | International Fighter of the Year 2013
- Alexander Gustafsson won the title after defeating UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones on September 21, 2013. Gustafsson challenged Jones as he would any other fighter in the main event of UFC 165.
Despite suffering a deep cut in his right eye during the match, Jon Jones dominated the later rounds in the ring. Jon celebrated his victory with heavy strikes, but he was taken to the hospital in an emergency. Jones declared the match to be one of the most difficult he had ever faced.
This fight has been dubbed “the greatest light heavyweight fight of all time.” It received the ‘World MMA Award as well as the ‘2013 Fight of the Year.’ For their efforts, Jonas and Gustafsson were both awarded the “Fight of the Night” bonus.
37th UFC Fight Night
On March 8, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 37, Alexander Gustafsson faced Antônio Rogério Nogueira. After 5 days of match preparation, Nogueira revealed that he never intended to fight Gustafsson.
As a result, striker Jimi Manuwa replaced Nogueira at the same event where he suffered the first defeat. Alexander won both the Fight of the Night and the Performance of the Night awards for his punches and knockout of Manuwa.
Meanwhile, during the interview, Gustafsson dedicated his victory to his biological father, who died just a week before.
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Dana White, the president of the UFC, desired a rematch between the legendary fighters Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones. Dana White immediately announced the possibility of a rematch in Sweden Stadium on April 21, 2014.
Dana White later reserved the date 30 August 2014 for the rematch in Las Vegas at UFC 177 on May 24, 2014. However, the match’s date and location were revealed to be unofficial. Furthermore, the fight remained on hold on June 2, 2014, with Dana stating, “Jon Jones does not want to fight Gustafsson.”
Following that, on 5 June 2014, the UFC confirmed the rematch for September 27 at UFC 178. The fight was originally scheduled to take place in Toronto but was later moved to Las Vegas. In any case, Alexander was forced to withdraw from the match due to a torn meniscus. Daniel Cormier eventually took over for Gustafsson.
Walkthrough | Alexander Gustafsson (2015-2020)
Alexander Gustafsson was supposed to fight Rashad Evans at UFC on Fox 14 on January 24, 2015, but he had to match Anthony Johnson. Rashad was recovering from a knee injury at the time, which would take some time.
The winner of the match with Anthony Johnson would face Jon Jones for the title. Gustafsson, on the other hand, was defeated in the first round by TKO, his first strike stoppage in his career.
Alexander faced Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 69 on June 20, 2015, but was forced to withdraw due to a back injury. Following that, Gustafsson’s fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 191 on September 5, 2015, was also postponed due to a back injury.
Gustafsson and Cormier squared off at UFC 192 on October 3, 2015. Gustafsson was defeated by a split decision, but he did score two takedowns in the second round. Both fighters were awarded Fight of the Night for their efforts.
Alexander then defeated Jan Bachowicz by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 93 on September 3, 2016.
Net Worth, Salary, Assets
Gustafsson is said to have a net worth of $400,000 as of 2022. As a skilled MMA fighter, the majority of his earnings come from martial arts.
Alexander Gustafsson has been a part-owner of the Swedish mixed martial arts promotion AK Fighting Championship since 2019.
He has total career earnings of $733,000. Alexander has a Gatorade brand deal and a Reebok sponsorship deal.
Rumors and Controversy
Talking about his rumors and controversy, he has not been in any part of rumors as well as controversy to date.
What is the Height of Alexander Gustafsson? Weight, Full Body Status
|Height||6’4″ (1.96 m)|
|Weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
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