In his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, UFC light heavyweight division contender Alexander Gustafsson finished Glover Teixeira in the fifth round of the fight by KO. Gustafsson put on a crowd pleasing performance where he used his reach effectively to keep Teixeira at distance, and then connecting with damaging uppercuts when he exploded forward. The strong performance should put Gustafsson next in line for a title shot against the winner of Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones who fight at UFC 214 in July.
During the post fight interview in the cage with Dan Hardy, Gustafsson called his girlfriend Moa Antonia Johansson into the Octagon and proposed to her with “I love you and thanks for having a kid, my baby. I love you with all my heart. Do you want to marry me?”. Gustafsson then dropped to one knee and showed her the engagement ring.