Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith to Main Event UFC Stockholm

Photo Credit: Troy Taormina/USA TODAY

Photo Credit: Troy Taormina/USA TODAY

A light heavyweight showdown will main event UFC Fight Night on June 1 when Alexander Gustafsson battles Anthony Smith. The event will take place in Gustafsson’s backyard of Stockholm, Sweden.

Gustafsson (18-5) is coming off of a third-round TKO loss in a rematch to Jon Jones at UFC 232 last December. Prior to his loss to Jones, Gustafsson had strung together back-to-back wins over Jan Błachowicz and Glover Teixeira. “The Mauler” holds an Octagon record of 10-5 and currently ranks at #2 on the official UFC light heavyweight fighter rankings.

Smith (31-14) is coming off of a loss to Jon Jones via unanimous decision at UFC 235 earlier this month. “Lionheart” was riding a three-fight win streak with victories over Rashad Evans, “Shogun” Rua, and Volkan Oezdemir before running into “Bones”. Smith currently ranks at #4 on the official UFC light heavyweight fighter rankings.

Source: http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/26211657/gustafsson-smith-headline-stockholm

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