It looks like Alexander Gustafsson could have a pivotal fight coming up in his own backyard.
MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that multiple sources have informed him that the UFC is hoping to book a fight between Gustafsson and fellow light-heavyweight contender, Glover Teixeira. The promotion is targeting the fight for a May 28th card in Stockholm, Sweden.
So, when you consider that Gustafsson is ranked #2, and Teixeira is #3, that’s a huge fight at 205. The contenders were booked to fight back in 2015, but Gustafsson had to withdraw due to injury.
Most recently, Gustafsson scored a UD win over Jan Blachowicz in September, and Teixeira earned a decision win over Jared Cannonier at UFC 208, a couple of weeks ago.