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Saturday, Apr 14, 2012

UFC on FUEL TV 2: Alexander Gustafsson Outscores Thiago Silva

Gustafsson (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Alexander Gustafsson didn’t disappoint his hometown fans in Stockholm, Sweden today, as the surging light-heavyweight worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Thiago Silva at the UFC on FUEL TV card.

Early on, it appeared as though the main event bout might end quickly, as Gustafsson floored Silva with an uppercut moments into the fight. The highly regarded Brazilian managed to survive Gustafsson’s follow up attacks, however, and battled on for the remainder of the fight.

Despite Silva’s aggressiveness, he was unable to land much on the elusive and rangy Gustafsson, who consistently outscored his opponent with jabs and strikes from the outside.

With the win, Gustafsson has won five straight fights to extend his overall record to 14-1. Silva’s record now sits at 14-3.

Here are the results from today’s UFC on FUEL TV card.

Alexander Gustafsson def. Thiago Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brian Stann def. Alessio Sakara via KO (punches) – R1, 2:26
Siyar Bahadurzada def. Paulo Thiago via KO (punches) – R1, 0:42
Dennis Siver def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Maguire def. DaMarques Johnson via submission (armbar) – R2, 4:40
Brad Pickett def. Damacio Page via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 4:05
James Head def. Papy Abedi via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:33
Cyrille Diabate def. Tom DeBlass via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Francis Carmont def. Magnus Cedenblad via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 1:42
Reza Madadi def. Yoislandy Izquierdo via submission (guillotine choke) – R2, 1:28
Simeon Thoresen def. Besam Ypusef via submission (rear-naked choke) – R 2, 2:36
Jason Young def. Eric Wisely via unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 29-28 )

posted by FCF Staff @ 6:00 pm
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