Alexander Gustafsson compelled out of scheduled retur…
Alexander Gustafsson’s harsh success continues. The Swede has been compelled to drag out of his scheduled conflict with Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 282.
‘OSP’ broke the tips on his OnlyFans page, where he wrote,
“Same fight date, fresh opponent…….Gus is out and Philipe Lins is in. UFC 282 on December 10.”
Lins is a conventional PFL champion and is derived into the fight on the help of a unanimous option bewitch over Marcin Prachnio at UFC Strive in opposition to Evening: Lemos vs. Andrade in April.
The causes for Gustafsson’s withdrawal live unclear, but it absolutely’s a blow for fans of the Stockholm-based fully fully huge title as he faces but every other setback on the toll road to rediscovering his accepted glory. The 35-yr-venerable retired from the sport in 2019 after shedding to Anthony Smith via submission in his space of birth.
He returned to the Octagon a yr later. Making the soar to heavyweight, ‘The Mauler’ acquired caught in a foremost spherical armbar from Fabricio Werdum in Abu Dhabi. On his subsequent time out, Gustaffson returned to mild heavyweight most effective to gain knocked out within the first spherical in opposition to Nikita Krylov at UFC London.
A bout with Saint Preux appeared, on paper, to be a staunch match-up for Gustaffson. The Haitian is riding a two-fight shedding whisk and is four years venerable than the Scandinavian. No subject his most modern struggles, Gustaffson holds a permanent space within the hearts of fans. His reputation stems, primarily, from his narrative title fight with Jon Jones at UFC 165.
The division has moved on since then. Jones has been on hiatus for two years as talks of his pass to heavyweight continue. Within the period in-between, UFC 282 is made up our minds to be a principal night for the sunshine heavyweight division. Jiri Prochazka will shield the belt for the first time in a rematch with accepted champion Glover Teixeira. The Czech is only like Gustafsson as a European huge title who captured hearts and minds with narrative knockouts. He also has the added edge of being a recent-day samurai who lives his lifestyles inspired by the E-book of 5 Rings.
Any other accepted champion, Jan Blachowicz will face #3-ranked Magomed Ankalaev within the co-foremost occasion. Gustafsson has wins over both Blachowicz and Teixeira, and would possibly perhaps even properly gain coronary heart that the latter is aloof competing for the belt at 43-years-venerable.
What would the supreme fight for Gustafsson when makes his subsequent comeback?
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