Battle Island? Extra like Easter Island for Alexander Gustafsson.

The previous gentle heavyweight title contender, who turned 33 earlier this yr, is abandoning his put up at 205 kilos to strive his luck within the heavyweight division, and it seems he’ll be cornered by Manny, Moe, and Jack.

Pay attention, it’s a sluggish week, I’m simply making an attempt to outlive over right here.

“I’m fairly massive at gentle heavyweight and I all the time have to chop 15-17 kilos each battle,” Gustafsson instructed MMA Viking. “So I simply wished to problem myself just a little bit. I’m consuming pasta now, I’m feeling good, I weigh 107 kilos. I by no means felt so sturdy. I’m nonetheless conserving my expertise as a light-weight heavyweight however I’m simply feeling stronger.”

Gustafsson (18-6) briefly retired from MMA after his submission loss to Anthony Smith at UFC Battle Night time 153 again in June 2019. “The Mauler” holds wins over Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira, amongst others, and at one level was thought of the third-best fighter at 205 kilos behind Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

The 6’4” Swede battles former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum on the upcoming UFC Battle Night time “Whittaker vs. Until” occasion on Sat., July 25, 2020 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

See that total battle card proper right here.