Gustafsson wins tough decision over Rua

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (14-1-0) has cemented his place as the No. 1 contender for the UFC light heavyweight title with an unanimous decision win over Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7-0) in the co-main event at UFC on Fox 5 from the KeyArena in Seattle.

Gustafsson wasted no time, immediately going on the attack and dropped Rua before switching to ground and pound. The Brazilian then turned the tables with a leg lock on Gustafsson who was in trouble momentarily, but the Swede escaped. Gustafsson controlled the remaining stages of the round working his knees from the Thai clinch.

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Alexander Gustafsson Vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Alexander Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson
Height 6′ 5″ (195.58 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 14-1-0


Name Mauricio Rua Mauricio Rua
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 21-6-0
Team Universidade da luta
Alexander Gustafsson defeated Mauricio Rua by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)