Alexander Gustafsson put on a dominant performance against Jimi Manuwa and UFC president Dana White has now confirmed he will be getting a title shot next, no matter how the upcoming Jones vs. Teixeira fight goes. I’m not too sure how to take that, as controversy, a draw or a whole number of different situations could make a rematch between the two possible, but Gustafsson is well on his way to another shot at the belt.
Michael Johnson impressed, though his opponent Melvin Guillard never really showed up, putting in a tentative, confusing performance. Brad Pickett made a successful debut but Neil Seery put in a valiant effort and made it tough for the Brit. Gunnar Nelson put on perhaps the best performance of the night, and defeated Omari Akhmedov swiftly and impressively.
The preliminary card saw Ilir Latifi see of Cyrille Diabate in the Frenchman’s last fight in the sport, and Luke Barnatt stopped Mats Nilsson in a well executed performance. There were also wins for Claudio Silva, Igor Araujo and Louis Gaudinot.
This article will look at matches to make after the UFC Fight Night 37 event, click “next” to begin.