After Earning Third Straight Win at UFC on Fox 14, Albert Tumenov Wants Rick Story Next
After dropping a split decision to Ildemar Alcantara in his promotional debut, Albert Tumenov has been on a roll in the Octagon.
The 23-year-old Russian earned his third straight victory on Saturday night, outpointing local favorite Nicholas Musoke in a preliminary welterweight contest at UFC on Fox 14 in Stockholm. Tumenov started slowly, as his opponent consistently connected with hard kicks to the body in the opening frame.
Gustafsson Says Dream of Jon Jones Rematch Is ‘Done’ After Loss at UFC on Fox 14
In mixed martial arts, things can change in a moment. At UFC on Fox 14, Alexander Gustafsson went from being the No. 1 contender for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title, to losing his spot to Anthony Johnson.
Many fans and MMA pundits alike thought Gustafsson defeated Jones at UFC 165, leading the Swedish fighter to campaign for a rematch. But according to the 28-year-old, he is done trying to coax “Bones” into a fight.
Alexander Gustafsson on defeat: 'It's just a lot of pain'
It was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout in the light heavyweight division, but it was stacked in Alexander Gustafsson's favor to get the job done. Yet despite fighting in his native Sweden in front of 30,000 people at the Tele2 Arena in Stockhold, the hometown hero Gustafsson was overwhelmed by Anthony Johnson in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Anthony Johnson could be last man standing between Jon Jones and heavyweight
Anthony Johnson’s work in Stockholm wasn’t so much a thing of beauty as it was of destruction. The interloper was cracking mountain faces with those punches he was throwing. Gustafsson, who had come in planning to work the delicacies of the striking game, was off his moorings from the first jab. All it took was an accidental eye-poke to signal the end. Right after that Johnson landed a right hand that sent Gustafsson’s title shot fleeting like a genie from the bottle, while 30,000 people at the Tele2 Arena jumped in unison to try and catch its tail.
Let's all hope Diaz vs. Silva is a big sell & we start getting more fights between weight classes.
I understand why the UFC is hesitant to book fights with guys from different weight classes, but at the same time, I feel cheated for never seeing a prime GSP fight Silva. I understand why GSP was hesitant to fight Silva at 185 (If that is true) but just think of how big that fight would have been for everyone? I bet if the money was right, both fighter's would have made it into the cage, and what fan would have not paid to watch that fight? Would you have lost respect for either fighter regardless of outcome?
Taleb Added To UFC 186
UFC 186 in Montreal has added a Welterweight contest as Tristar’s own Nordine Taleb will face off against Claudio Henrique Da Silva. RDS.ca was the first to break the news of the bout.