UFC Stockholm: Anthony Smith Submits Alexander Gustafsson, “The Mauler” Announces Retirement
By FCF Staff
Anthony Smith got back on track today at UFC Stockholm, by submitting Alexander Gustafsson, who proceeded to announce he’s ending his fighting career.
Smith pressured Gustafsson throughout much of the fight, while the latter countered with plenty of kicks and his jab. In round four, however, Smith reversed a takedown attempt from Gustafsson and then proceeded to sink in a fight-ending, rear-naked-choke.
After the bout, Gustafsson told the crowd that the “show is over” and left his gloves in the cage. Several weeks ago, the 32-year-old Gustafsson said a loss today might signal that he’s no longer a top tier light-heavyweight. Both Smith and Gustafsson were coming off losses to champion Jon Jones heading into today’s card.
Here are the results for UFC Stockholm.
Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson via submission (rear-naked-choke) R4, 2:38
Aleksandar Rakic def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (head kick) R1, 0:42
Makwan Amirkhani def. Chris Fishgold via submission (Anaconda Choke) R2, 4:25
Christos Giagos def. Damir Hadzovic via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Daniel Teymur def. Sung Bin Jo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Sergey Khandozhko def. Rostem Akman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lina Lansberg def. Tonya Evinger via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Leonardo Santos def. Stevie Ray via KO (punch) R1, 2:17
Frank Camacho def. Nick Hein via TKO (strikes) R2, 4:56
Bea Malecki def. Eduarda Santana via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 1:59
Devin Clark def. Darko Stosic via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Joel Alvarez def. Danilo Belluardo via TKO (strikes) R2, 2:22