Alexander Gustafsson Set To Compete In December
Alexander Gustafsson last competed inside the cage earlier this year, when he lost to light heavyweight title contender Anthony Smith. After losing two consecutive fights, first to Jon Jones for the title, and then to “Lionheart”, Gustafsson announced his retirement from the sport. While there have been reports about the fighter contemplating a return, there has been no concrete news about him coming back to the UFC.
However, Swedish website kimura.se has now revealed that “The Mauler” will be back in action this December. However, this will not be in a mixed martial arts contest. Instead, Alex will be coming back for a No-Gi superfight with an undefeated prospect.
Alexander Gustafsson will be returning on December 11th, for AK Fighting Championship. He will take on Anton Turkalj, who is currently undefeated with a win-loss record of 3-0.
The fighter from Gothenburg has finished all the three fights – the first two with quick KOs, and the third with a submission. Gustafsson (18-6 MMA) had picked up wins over Jan Blachowicz and Glover Texeira, before suffering back-to-back losses. Alexander Gustafsson, according to many had won his first fight with Jon Jones many years ago, but the decision went in Jon’s favour.
AKFC 3 will take place in Gothenburg on the 11th of December.