In the night of Sunday the UFC will hold its fourth and last tournament in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on “Fighting island”. Notable tournament UFC on ESPN 14 is for the reason that his main card is already their seven fights. Last time that happened in 2015 at UFC 190.
The match preview
After two defeats in a row and retired the light heavyweight Gustafsson decided to climb back up to havewala, to challenge the former champion of the UFC Werdum.
Dimensions allow Gustafsson to look small in the heavyweight division, he has all the physical abilities to become a solid player in this category. However, since his victory over Glover Teixeira in 2017, it didn’t look great. In 2018 at UFC 232 the Swede was finishyou blows by Jon Jones in a rematch, and then strangled Anthony Smith last summer.
Werdum is very much passed after the departure of disqualification. In may at UFC 249 he looked awful in losing a split decision bout against Alexey Oleinik. Two years earlier, another Russian Alexander Volkov knocked out the Brazilian. Thus, the “Horse” for nearly three years does not know the joy of victory.
Forecast for battle
At the age of 42 Werdum in the cage looks very old. It is, of course, still very dangerous on the ground, being one of the best Grappler in the UFC, but he’s very quickly running out of gas. Gustafsson feels confident on the surface, but his ground skills do not go to any comparison with the BJJ Werdum.
If Gustafsson does not look fat and won’t allow Werdum to hold takedown early in the fight, then he has all the chances to win. “The menace” has always been famous as the drummer with good Boxing and footwork. Due to its long arms, the constant movements of the Swede, avoiding a clinch, can easily simply Outbox Werdum, who stand in a recent battle looked very very sluggish.
Victory for Gustafsson on points
Robert Whittaker – Darren Till
Mauricio Rua – Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Fabricio Werdum – Alexander Gustafsson
Carla Esparza – Marina Rodriguez
Paul Craig – Hajimurad Of Antigua
Alex Oliveira – Peter Sobotta
Khamzat Chimaev – Rick McKee
Francisco Rinaldo – Jai Herbert
Nicolas Dalby – Jesse Ronson
Tom ASPINALL – Jake Collier
Movsar Evloev – Mike Grande
Tanner Boser – Rafael Pessoa
Beth Correia Of Pani Ceased
Ramazan Emeev – Niklas Stolze
Nathaniel Wood John Castaneda