Gustafsson decisions Silva in UFC on Fuel 2 main event

source: mmafighting.com
 

Performing in front of his hometown fans in Stockholm, the rangy Swede handled the pressure and dominated Thiago Silva for the duration of their UFC on Fuel 2 main event fight, earning a unanimous decision by scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

Using his vast reach advantage, Gustafsson kept Silva on the outside for most of the fight, and made him pay when he waded into striking range. His first round was his best round, as Gustafsson came out storming early, flooring Silva with an uppercut. He later hurt him with a flurry against the fence, and though he wasn't able to finish, the momentum carried him through the fight.

"It was bad," Silva said afterward. "I couldn't feel my legs but I did my job. I tried to push as much as I could. Alexander is a tough guy. I couldn't find the distance. He deserved the victory. What else can I say?"

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Thiago Silva Vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Thiago Silva <a href=Thiago Silva" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&s=1E8D7ED5-1D09-6BFC-E5DC35C1A489F8BC.jpg" />
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 16-2-0
Team World Fight Center
VS
Name Alexander Gustafsson <a href=Alexander Gustafsson" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=120&q=75&x=35&y=2&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=alexander-gustafsson.jpg" />
Height 6′ 5″ (195.58 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 13-1-0
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Alexander Gustafsson defeated Thiago Silva via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

 

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Bentleysuper8 site profile image  

4/15/12 5:41 PM by Bentleysuper8

Why wasn't this a 5 round fight? Was it not a main event? I gave Silva the last round. Rounds 4 and 5 would have been interesting.

antoniomontana site profile image  

4/15/12 4:04 PM by antoniomontana

Gustafsson is a good fighter but I thought he looked really awkward last night. The way he kept shaking his ass looked ridiculous. It looked like he was doing a goofy dance and his shoulders looked tense . Nowhere near as relaxed and fluis as the commentators were trying to make out.

GriffinQ site profile image  

4/15/12 3:57 PM by GriffinQ

He was 2.5 years into his career when he was matched against an NCAA D1 champ in Phil Davis, and was outgrappled by someone he was supposed to be outgrappled by. How does that have any relevance 2 years later, especially considering he now trains with Davis(and other top level fighters/trainers), and went on to win his next 2 fights after that loss by submission?

MPA site profile image  

4/15/12 11:55 AM by MPA

But was choked out by Phil Davis. That shows he still has a road ahead of him. Bader should be next.

MPA site profile image  

4/15/12 11:51 AM by MPA

We don't get you, kid. How are you 14? That has to be the lamest play on words I have ever heard.A Frenchman? What the hell does that have to do with anything?A fish? WTF?A deaf guy? Matt Hamill? What the heck does his disability have to do with anything?A Janitor? What?Bongo player? Freaking bigoted racist.For a a kid, you learned quickly to be a bigoted idiot. No doubt you won't graduate Highschool.

MPA site profile image  

4/15/12 11:47 AM by MPA

Gust looked good against Silva. Perhaps a Bader and a fight against Rua or Machida would put him in line for a title fight?He's not ready for Jones, and White agrees.

jakmma90 site profile image  

4/15/12 9:45 AM by jakmma90

the first round shoulda been 10-8

blupitt site profile image  

4/15/12 2:24 AM by blupitt

Lmao yes!

Ned Ryerson site profile image  

4/15/12 2:17 AM by Ned Ryerson

Even my GF said wtf, do they hate the other guy (Silva). At one point she even yelled "stop sucking his dick already!" when they wouldn't STFU about Gus. She's marriage material

Forrest Spliffn site profile image  

4/15/12 2:07 AM by Forrest Spliffn

Kenflo convinced me that everything I saw tonite was " high level". Mostly because he kept saying so.