UFC 127 Fight Card Preview: James Te Huna Vs. Alexander Gustafsson

One of the best fights on the under card of UFC 127 is James Te Huna vs. Alexander Gustafsson. It features a New Zealand physical brute against a top Swedish prospect. It also promises to deliver a ton of action. Here's a basic way to understand this fight:

Brutalizer James Te Huna from New Zealand makes his return to the UFC after UFC 110 when he locks horns with Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson. Gustaffson enters this bout fresh of UFC 120 win over Cyrille Diabate.

And the Swede looked good in dispatching Diabate, too. This is an excellent fight if for no other reason than top UFC light heavyweight prospect Gustaffson will be a stiff, but beatable challenge in Te Huna. Here's how I predicted it would end:

Even when he's lost I've been impressed with Gustaffson. Strong willed, much more well-rounded than he's given credit, calm in the pocket or bad spots, etc. He's got exactly the type of skills to deal with a first-round destroyer like Te Huna. The New Zealander might still be able to turn off the lights, but I suspect he'll get dragged into later rounds where the poise and skill of the Swede take over. Gustafsson by TKO.

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