Alexander Gustafsson

Short Biography

Alexander Gustafsson is known as a retired Swedish professional mixed martial artist. He is most famous for being the toughest fight and inflicting the most damage on undefeated UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.

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Alexander Gustafsson was born on January 15, 1987, in Arboga, Sweden. Gustafsson was raised by his mom Eleonora Gustafsson. Alexander conceded that he was a problemed young man growing up. Alexander's folks split up while he was young, he then lived with his mom and his stepfather. Experiencing childhood in Arboga close to Stockholm, he was the oldest of his four younger sisters.


Alexander Gustafsson started preparing for MMA competition in 2006, and before that he prepared in boxing which he started when he was around 10 years of age. He won the national title for juniors in 2003, at 16 years old. In 2008-2009 he made a snappy come back to boxing, winning some beginner competitions in Sweden and overcoming the Swedish heavyweight champ in a great battle. He was set to contend in the national title even the next year, 2010, for which he was a major favorite to win. His boxing career finished when he signed with the UFC in September 2009.

In spite of being taken as a major dark horse coming into battle with the talented champion Jon Jones, Gustafsson tested Jones more than any past contender, knocking the champ down for the first time in his career. Gustafsson lost a decision which many people did not agree with. After the battle, before being sent to a clinic, Jones said Gustafsson had given him the hardest battle of his career. From that point forward Gustafsson has confronted many contenders including Manuwa, Johnson, and Cormier, in this manner acquiring his legitimate spot in the top positions of the light heavyweight division.

On June 1, 2019, Alexander had a main event fight against a light heavyweight contender, Anthony Smith in his home country of Sweden. In the fourth round, Smith ended the fight with a choke submission. After the bout, Alexander announced his retirement from MMA.

Wife & daughter

In 2015, Gustafsson was dating a woman named Moa. The couple has a little girl, Ava, born in May 2017. Later in May 2017, the couple moved toward becoming engaged inside the octagon directly after Gustafsson crushed Glover Teixeira in the place where he grew up of Stockholm, Sweden. In September 2018 the couple had their second child, a boy.

Net worth

According to his estimated net worth is $400 thousand.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 15 Jan, 1987
Age: 33 yrs
Occupations: Boxer
Mixed martial artist
Citizenship: Sweden
Birth Place: Arboga
Gender: Male
Description: Swedish mixed martial artist
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Last Modified: May 9 2020
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