Tonight, as from the O2 Arena in London, England, Alexander Gustafsson looked to be every bit the number one ranked light-heavyweight in the world.
Over and through the two rounds of the fight, Gustafson looked brilliant.
In the first, “The Mauler” easily took the muscular Manuwa down and controlled him for the better part of five, all while trying to submit “Poster Boy.”
In the second it was a different story. The fight stayed on the feet and the two did battle, with Manuwa holding his own. However the fight moved to the fence and with Manuwa caught in a head-clinch, Gustafsson hit him with a knee and the end of Manuwa’s night quickly ensued.
Truly, Gustafsson looked good tonight and against a big, strong, and talented fighter.
Here are the highlights courtesy of ESPN.