UFC 141: Alexander Gustafsson TKO's Matyushenko in Round 1Posted on December 30, 2011, 10:06 PM by Anton Gurevich
Swedish prospect Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson moved another step closer to a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight title, defeating the UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO at UFC 141 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gustafsson enjoyed a valuable reach advantage over Matyushenko, dominating the fight with kicks and jabs that prevented from the Belarusian to execute his gameplan. Gustafsson's jab won him the fight Matyushenko wanted to close the distance, and walked directly into the punch. The Janitor turtled up on the canvas, as Alexander Gustafsson finished the fight with a fight-finishing ground and pound.
Gustafsson improves his MMA record to 13-1, by this solidifying his place as one of the Top 10 Light Heavyweights on the planet. Stephan Bonnar could be a great match-up for Gustafsson, who will be looking to get a #1 contender status in 2012.