UFC Fight Night Stockholm: Will Gustafasson Be Able To Fend Off Johnson?
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UFC Fight Night Stockholm is set for this Saturday Night and for the third time this month the UFC is providing its fans with another packed card!
This will be the fourth event that the UFC has held in Sweden.
Headlining the card will be the number one contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship Alexander Gustafasson taking on Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
Both men are red hot and on the cusp of resurgence in their careers. At 16–2, Gustafasson is a serious threat to the title of Jon Bones Jones, a title he almost took off Jones back in September of 2013 at UFC 165. He lost a closely contested bout with Jones, and hopes that the match with Johnson will be his last stepping stone to earning another title shot.
Anthony Rumble Johnson is in the midst of his second UFC stint, his first ended in shame as he repeatedly missed weight and was cut from the UFC. Since then, he has moved up from Welterweight to Light Heavyweight and has been on a roll after he moved to the WSOF. Johnson has won eight straight fights.
The UFC has welcomed him back with open arms. Five of the eight straight wins have ended by way of knockout. Anthony Rumble Johnson is for real, and this fight should be an epic encounter.
The other fights on the main card are not to be forgotten either as it will have several big name fighters performing on it.
Dan Henderson looks to extend his Hall of Fame worthy career and stave off retirement one more fight, when he takes on former Strike Force Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi.
Also appearing on the main card will be two of the best young Light Heavyweights the UFC can offer when Phil Mr. Wonderful Davis takes on Ryan Bader.
Both men have had up and down careers, winning fights that were considered upsets, but also losing fight they should have won. If it either man is serious about making a real run at the title, they will need a win on Saturday. David is coming off of an upset win over Glover Texeria. He also has upset wins over Lyoto Machida and Alexander Gustafsson in his career.
But he has also looked terrible and outmatched in other fights against Rashad Evans and Anthony Johnson. Ryan Bader won The Ultimate Fighter season 8, on path to a 12 – 0 start to his career. Since then, the ASU alumni has been shaky and has gone 6-4.
My predictions are as follows. Look for Gustafasson to win by majority decision in five rounds over Johnson. Gegard Mousasi to officially send Henderson into retirement via knockout in the third round.
Also, Phil Mr. Wonderful Davis to win via decision against Bader. Do you agree or disagree?
Until next time fight fans!
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