BREAKING: Alexander Gustafsson Out of UFC Fight Night – Will Not Fight Paul Craig

Published 08/21/2021, 10:23 PM EDT


Alexander Gustafsson is a veteran MMA fighter who has been competing professionally since 2007. ‘The Mauler’, who made his UFC debut back in November 2009, has since been a mainstay in the company. The fighter had a splendid start to his MMA career, going 15-1 at one point.

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However, everything changed after the fighter lost to Jon Jones at the UFC 165 event. This fight was for the light heavyweight championship, and a victory here could have propelled Alexander Gustafsson to UFC greatness. ‘The Mauler’, however, lost the fight via unanimous decision. Since then, the Swede has never been the same and has won just 3 fights.

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Gustafsson last competed in the UFC back in the UFC Fight Island 3 event against Fabricio Werdum and lost via submission. This loss was Alexander Gustafsson’s 3rd loss in a row.

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Now, the fighter was set to face Paul Craig at the UFC Fight Night 191 event. However, according to the latest news, Gustafsson is now out of his latest clash because of an injury. While the exact news of the injury is yet unknown, Mike Bohn was the first to confirm the same.

What’s next for Alexander Gustafsson?

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As Gustafsson’s recent record has been dismal, the general consensus is that he is running out of chances in the UFC. Hence, many people believed that his fight against Craig was his last opportunity to prove his worth in the UFC.

Now, as ‘The Mauler’ has been ruled out of his next fight with Craig, people have started speculating as to when the fighter will return and who he will face once he does. While it is highly possible that Gustafsson will eventually face Craig once he is fit for action, one can never be sure.

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When do you think ‘The Mauler’ Alexander Gustafsson will return to action and who will he face on his return? Also, how long do you think he will be out? Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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