Alexander Gustafsson didn’t disappoint his hometown fans today at UFC Fight Night 109, as the Swedish star dominated Glover Teixeira in the card’s headliner, and finished the latter in round five.
From the opening horn, Gustafsson’s hand speed advantage was very apparent, as he repeatedly beat Teixeira to the punch. As the fight wore on, Gustafsson also punished Teixeira with kicks and punches. Although Teixeira was hurt a couple of times, to his credit, the light-heavyweight kept coming forward. But, in round five, Gustafsson blasted Teixeira with a series of uppercuts, and then finished the fight with a hard straight right.
It was a huge, clear cut win for Gustafsson, who proceeded to propose to his girlfriend after the fight.
In the co-main event, Volkan Oezdemir quickly put away fellow, rising light-heavyweight, Misha Cirkunov.
The fighters came out slugging big punches, but as Cirkunov blasted in, Oezdemir caught him with a short right hook on the ear. Cirkunov went straight to the deck, and after he took more punches from above, the fight was called. Oezdemir will very likely face a top five ranked, light-heavyweight next.
Here are the complete results for UFC FN 109. For main card bout recaps, please click here.
Alexander Gustafsson def. Glover Teixeira via KO (punches) R5, 1:07
Volkan Oezdemir def. Misha Cirkunov via TKO (punches) R1, 0:28
Peter Sobotta def. Ben Saunders via TKO (strikes) R2, 2:29
Omari Akhmedov def. Abdul Razak Alhassan via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Nordine Taleb def. Oliver Enkamp via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jack Hermansson def. Alex Nicholson via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:00
Pedro Munhoz def. Damian Stasiak via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Trevor Smith def. Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Joaquim Silva def. Reza Madadi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bojan Velickovic def. Nico Musoke via TKO (punches) R3, 4:37
Damir Hadzovic def. Marcin Held via KO (knee) R3, 0:07
Darren Till def. Jessin Ayari via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)