LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 LBS.) TITLE ELIMINATOR MAIN EVENT
Los Angeles, CA- Number one contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (16-2) takes on number three contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (18-4) in the main event of 2015’s first Big Fox UFC card on Saturday night. The card will take place in Gus’ home country at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The Mauler may just need that home-field advantage, as he is sharing the octagon with one of his toughest opponents to date. Rumble is on an 8-fight winning streak, including going 2-0 since his return to the UFC last year. In the end, I think Gustafsson might be the best light heavyweight on the planet, so I think he carries the day here. I recently re-watched Gustafsson’s fight with champion Jon Jones (21-1) for the fourth time and still had the Swede winning, despite the judges scoring the fight in favor of Jones. A rematch between the two is one of the biggest fights out there, and I think we will see it by the end of the year.
“HENDO” MAY THINK ABOUT RETIREMENT AFTER CO-MAIN
Middleweight (185) Dan Henderson (30-12) is 44 years old and 1-4 in his last five fights. The legend has nothing more to prove in mixed martial arts, and I do not think he gets past Gegard Mousasi (32-5-2) on Saturday. Mousasi had a poor showing against rising contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (21-3, 1 NC) in his last fight, but I still think the former Strikeforce champion has more than enough to beat the faded veteran. If he does, I think Henderson may retire from competition altogether or be cut by the UFC at the very least. Read more