As Mauricio "Shogun" Rua prepares for his rematch against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 161 on June 15, 2013, the Brazilian bomber is relying on the memories of his championship days to motivate him for another run at the title. But is it too late?
Appearing on "The MMA Hour," Alexander Gustafsson says he wants the next light heavyweight title shot against Jon Jones, but should "Bones" be out for an extended time, he will take a fight opposite Lyoto Machida if UFC officials ask him to do so.
He still has to defeat Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9, but Alexander Gustafsson is already planning on calling out the UFC light heavyweight champion should he defeat "The Dreamcatcher" when the two collide next month in Stockholm, Sweden.
UFC President Dana White says Alexander Gustafsson can set himself up for a shot at the promotion's light heavyweight title with a win over Strikeforce import Gegard Mousasi at the UFC on FUEL TV 9 event next month in Sweden.
Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua isn't playing around when it comes to his next training camp as he plans on bringing in a few heavy-hitters to help him polish his overall mixed martial arts (MMA) attack. Who is the new dream team? Jump inside to find out.
It looks like Alexander Gustafsson doesn't have to be on standby anymore. That's becasue Dan Henderson recently confirmed his injured knee is doing 'great' and training has picked up for his 205-pound showdown against Lyoto Machida at UFC 157.
While the main event of UFC on Fox 5 may have been a lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz, the real winners in terms of dollar signs were the biggest veterans on the show: Mauricio Rua and BJ Penn.
Gegard Mousasi, despite winning titles in DREAM and Strikeforce, says he was never motivated enough to train for a fight before, and that he is now training with real coaches and sparring partners and is eager to fight for the UFC.
If Dan Henderson is unable to make his scheduled date with Lyoto Machida at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Alexander Gustafsson could step in as his replacement for yet another number one contender bout.
The overnight ratings are in for the UFC on Fox 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz" event that went down last night (Sat., Dec. 8, 2012) in Seattle, Washington, and the numbers are stronger than the previous two outings for the UFC on network television.
Alexander Gustafsson beat Shogun Rua last night at UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz but he may not get to fight for the title right away. UFC president Dana White indicated Gustafsson may step in for a still-injured Dan Henderson against Lyoto Machid
In order to earn a crack at the UFC light heavyweight title, Alexander Gustafsson had to defeat Mauricio Rua, which he did, on the main card of UFC on FOX 5. In victory, he also left Dan Henderson the blueprint on how to steal it.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger takes a look back at last night's UFC on Fox 5 co-main event between light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson and Mauricio Rua. What put Gustafsson over the top? Find out inside.
Get a detailed results recap of UFC on FOX 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz," which took place at KeyArena in Seattle, Wash., on Dec. 8, 2012, including winners and losers of the Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz-led mixed martial arts (MMA) event on network TV.