Alexander Gustafsson will make his Octagon return on September 4 when he faces the streaking Paul Craig.
First reported by Entrance Kick On-line on Thursday, The Mauler has agreed to face the #12-ranked mild heavyweight Paul Craig on the September 4 Battle Night time occasion. The placement for the occasion is to be decided, and the principle occasion for this card has but to be finalized. This shall be Gustafsson’s first battle of 2021, with the Swede final competing in September of 2020.
Paul Craig is at the moment on a three-fight profitable streak, most not too long ago defeating Jamahal Hill at UFC 263 by way of TKO. The truth is, all seven of Craig’s UFC victories have been finishes, with the Scotsman being finest recognized for his slick and lethal submission expertise. This has all of the traits of a grappler vs. striker bout coming your means on the tail finish of the summer time.
After shedding to Anthony Smith in 2019, Gustafsson flirted with retirement earlier than deciding to attempt his hand at heavyweight in a shedding effort in opposition to Fabricio Werdum however is now returning to the division the place he has been accustomed to profitable. The one win that has eluded Gustafsson over time is the massive one, with the perennial title contender developing quick in world title fights on three completely different events. At 34 years outdated, Alexander Gustafsson nonetheless has time to make no less than yet another run on the strap, and the primary roadblock on this gold path is The Bearjew.
MMA Information will maintain you posted on any updates on this September 4 Battle Night time card, together with the official foremost occasion.
What’s your early prediction for the sunshine heavyweight return of Alexander Gustafsson when he takes on Paul Craig on September 4?