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Alexander Gustafsson makes LHW return, to meet Nikita Krylov at UFC London

The Las Vegas-based promotion officially announced the pairing on Wednesday. UFC Fight Night takes place at the O2 Arena in London and is headlined by a heavyweight duel between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall. Gustafsson hasn’t fought since July 2020, when he was submitted by Fabricio Werdum in the opening...
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UFC books Alexander Gustafsson – Nikita Kyrlov

The UFC announced today that they are returning to London in July and we already know one of the fights that will be on the main card. Frontkick Online was the first to report yesterday that Alexander Gustafsson (18-7) is returning to light heavyweight to face Nikita Krylov (29-7). The...
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Alexander Gustafsson targets ‘OSP’ fight after UFC releases Ben Rothwell

Alexander Gustafsson is turning to a potential matchup with Ovince Saint Preux following the unexpected release of heavyweight veteran Ben Rothwell earlier this week. “Mauler” was already scheduled to meet Rothwell at UFC Vegas 55 on May 21 in Las Vegas before the promotion pulled the plug on “Big Ben.” That leaves Gustafsson without an opponent as he tries to return to the cage for the first time since a submission loss to Fabricio Werdum back in July 2020.
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Ben Rothwell released from UFC just weeks before his scheduled fight against Alexander Gustafsson

Ben Rothwell is no longer a member of the UFC roster. Rothwell was scheduled to fight Alexander Gustafsson at heavyweight on May 21. However, on Thursday it was revealed by algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch that ‘Big Ben’ was removed from the fan rankings pool. MMAFighting then confirmed with the promotion that the UFC decided to release Rothwell.
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Longtime UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell released, match vs. Alexander Gustafsson scratched

After 17 appearances under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, heavyweight vet Ben Rothwell’s time with the promotion has come to an unexpected end. At the UFC Fight Night event on May 21 headlined by Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira, Alexander Gustafsson and Rothwell were going to square off on the main card. On Thursday, plans changed, as the automated Twitter account UFCRoster Watch first noted that Rothwell had been released from the organization. Following this post, the UFC confirmed to MMA Fighting Rothwell’s release for currently unknown reasons, despite his May booking.
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Gilbert Burns: Alexander Gustafsson Is Overhyping Khamzat Chimaev

UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns believes Swedish veteran Alexander Gustafsson has been overhyping his Allstar Training Center teammate Khamzat Chimaev. In four Octagon appearances, Chimaev has established himself as one of the fastest-rising stars in the UFC. His latest outing, a first-round submission of ranked contender Li Jingliang last October at UFC 267, saw “Borz” break into the rankings.
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Ben Rothwell released from the UFC, no longer facing Alexander Gustafsson in May

Ben Rothwell has been released from the UFC in a surprising move after the veteran heavyweight was originally scheduled to face Alexander Gustafsson in May. UFC officials confirmed the release to MMA Fighting on Thursday. MMA Fighting reached out to both Rothwell and his management team for comment but neither have responded at this time.
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