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Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna Slotted For UFC 127

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A light-heavyweight bout between New Zealand fighter James Te Huna and Swedish competitor Alexander Gustafsson will be part of February's UFC 127 event. Although not officially announced by the organization, UFC 127 is expected to take place Feb. 27 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Te Huna has fought exclusively in Australia, where he won the 2009 Cage Fighting Championships light-heavyweight grand prix, which included a knockout of former UFC fighter Anthony Perosh in the finale. That led to Te Huna's own UFC contract and a TKO victory over Igor Pokrajac at UFC 110, the UFC's first trip to Australia. He's been on the sidelines since that February win. After posting a perfect 8-0 record with seven stoppage wins, Gustafsson signed with the UFC and knocked out Jared Hamman in his promotional debut at UFC 105 a year ago. However, he then suffered a submission loss to top prospect Phil Davis but rebounded in October with a submission win over Cyrille Diabate at UFC 120.

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Post #1   12/1/10 8:46:44AM   

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Gustafsson should have his way with Te Huna, or at least in my opinion he will. He's so well rounded and I think he'll give Te Huna fits standing and grappling.

This card looks ridiculously solid right now. Here's to hoping no injuries take place.

Post #2   12/1/10 9:10:05AM   

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i was hoping to see gustafsson get a bit of a step up in competition, but i wont complain because the more cage time he gets the better hes going to be when he does get that step up. he has a bright future and is still a little under the radar.

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Post #3   12/1/10 11:23:54AM   

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I was wondering what happened to The Tuna.

I'm taking Gustafsson after he destoryed The Snake.

Post #4   12/1/10 11:40:02AM   

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training with Phil Davis is gonna make Gustafsson a great contender. he is already great on the feet, and wrestling a 2 time champion will allow him to develop some serious well rounded skills. i'm curious to see how he does with his next 4 or 5 fights, as i really think this kid is a bright future star.

Post #5   12/1/10 1:58:21PM