Gustafsson gets 100k bonus & title shot

 

UFC Fight Night 37: "Gustafsson vs. Manuwa"
O2 Arena
London, England

Performance of the Night
Alexander Gustafsson defeated Jimi Manuwa by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 1:18)

Performance of the Night
Gunnar Nelson defeated Omari Akhmedov by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 1, 4:36)

Fight of the Night
Alexander Gustafsson defeated Jimi Manuwa by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 1:18)

In addition to winning not one but two 'of the Night' performance bonuses, Gustafsson also earned a shot at whoever holds the title, after UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones fights challenger Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in April.

"If Jones wins, we have a nasty rematch," said UFC president Dana White said at the post-fight press conference. "If [Jones] doesn't, it's [Gustafsson] vs. Teixeira."

Gustafsson indicated he thought Jones would come out on top

"I want to fight him," said The Mauler. "And I want to finish him."

Attendance was 14,604 and gate was $2,000,056, putting it at fourth out of the five UFC events held at London’s O2 Arena; however, the other four were PPV not FightPass events.

Post fight media scrum:

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chaplinshouse site profile image  

3/9/14 10:48 PM by chaplinshouse

gee thanks mister!

Bentleysuper8 site profile image  

3/9/14 9:48 PM by Bentleysuper8

Ya what the shit! That's what you get for putting your ass on the line. Big names get a double dip and Picket gets a kick in the ass.

ajsr site profile image  

3/9/14 11:39 AM by ajsr

I agree.

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

3/9/14 11:19 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

Wow I'm really surprised Pickett/Seery didn't get FOTN.

PUBLICnoose site profile image  

3/8/14 9:42 PM by PUBLICnoose

When did this happen

lurkingveteran site profile image  

3/8/14 9:39 PM by lurkingveteran

As i said in anothher post, Absolute right call re fotn. Pickett was extremely disappointing and Seery didnt mount much offense. Gus stepped it up and was aggressive when he could of just counterpunched. Jimi was throwing bombs and dangerous. Just cos Pickett Seery was closer doesnt mean its better fight as neithrr were overly impressive. Great call re Gus Jimi fotn!

MITman2k site profile image  

3/8/14 9:31 PM by MITman2k

Well..it sure was a close one..but you made it in! Congrats!

Ex0dus site profile image  

3/8/14 8:51 PM by Ex0dus

Either way it goes rematch should look nothing like the first one, someone's going down! Both guys will want to finish to prove who's better. So the fans will be the real winners!

cycklops site profile image  

3/8/14 8:45 PM by cycklops

Where's the recap thread that's usually at the top left of the UG?  

Arlovskis Chin site profile image  

3/8/14 8:43 PM by Arlovskis Chin

Pickett FOTN and barnatt KOTN or performance whatever it's called. That finish was beautiful



 

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