Lengthy-time light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has launched a press release reacting to his first-round submission loss to Fabricio Werdum in his heavyweight debut at UFC Combat Island 3.  

The struggle didn’t final lengthy. Werdum and Gustafsson exchanged a number of photographs on the toes earlier than the Brazilian managed to pull the struggle to the mat. As soon as there he shortly locked up an armbar and obtained the win.

Gustafsson took to Twitter to react to his third straight loss and reward his teammate Khamzat Chimaev, who picked up a second UFC win in ten days beating promotional newcomer Rhys McKee earlier within the night.

“It’s sucks to lose however I’m alive and wholesome it’s a sport, a sport that I really like!” Gustafsson wrote. “Thanks Werdum for an awesome struggle and the UFC for the chance! Now let’s have a good time my brother and teammate kamza borz!!! He’s coming for everybody, be prepared”

Gustafsson has now misplaced three fights in a row. The 33-year-old was stopped by light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones earlier than being tapped by high contender Anthony Smith. The Swedish fighter briefly retired from the game earlier than saying he could be returning to tackle Werdum at heavyweight.

The previous UFC heavyweight champion recorded his first win since 2017 final night time. Werdum misplaced to Aleksei Oleinik and Alexander Volkov both aspect of a two-year USADA ban for a failed medication check. The win in opposition to Gustafsson will possible be Werdum’s final within the UFC. His contract is now up and earlier than the Yas Island occasion, he had spoken about eager to struggle elsewhere.

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