Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna Full Fight Video

UFC 127 took place February 26, 2011. This card featured a light heavyweight match between Alexander Gustafsson and James Te Huna.

This would be Alex’s 4th fight in the UFC. He had 2 wins and 1 loss, defeating Jared Hamman by KO and Cyrille Diabate by submission. His one loss was to Phil Davis by submission in round 1. He was a tall and strong light heavyweight with a well rounded fight game. His length and height match the current champion, Jon Jones.

This would be Te Huna’s 2nd fight in the UFC. His last fight was at UFC 110. He defeated Igor Pokrajac by KO in the 3rd round. Being the shorter fighter, Te Huna will have to find a way to close the distance against the dynamic and lengthy Swedish fighter.

Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves in the center then engage. Alex circles on the outside while Te Huna moves forward. Alex comes in with a quick one-two combo, and Te Huna grabs his body in a clinch. He backs up Alex towards the cage, but Alex picks James up and drops him to the canvas.

Te Huna pops right back up and they both continue to clinch. Te Huna drops down and carries Alex’s weight over in a nice takedown. He mounts Alex and looks to gain a good top position. Alex is scrambling and bucking his hips, trying to stop Te Huna from gaining a good position. Te Huna gets side control, and starts working to score some offense.

He lands a few medium shots to the side of Alex’s face, but nothing greatly damaging. Alex is defending well, covering his face and looking for opportunities to stand back up. Alex gets a hold of Te Huna’s neck and keeps control of his posture. Te Huna is landing body shots and occasional shots to Alex’s face, but nothing threatening to end the fight.

Alex manages to lock up full guard, preventing Te Huna from posturing up to reign down punches. Te Huna continues to work from Alex’s guard, landing shots to the body and the head. Alex is still defending, attempting to keep control of Te Huna’s neck and head. Te Huna is scoring more offense now, landing a solid elbow, and more frequent punches.

Te Huna postures up again, and Alex uses that moment to throw an upkick that misses. Alex quickly scrambles to his feet and Te Huna grabs his body once more and presses him into the cage. Te Huna has his hands clasped around Alex’s body, looking for another takedown. Alex is defending well, keeping the takedown at bay.

Te Huna pulls Alex away from the cage, holding one of his legs up in the air. They go back into the cage, and Alex gets his arms around Te Huna’s neck. Te Huna continues to work Alex into the cage, looking for a takedown. Alex finally backs Te Huna up toward the center of the cage, then grabs one of Te Huna’s legs and slams him down. Alex is in side control and starts working immediately. Te Huna is able to scramble and both men stand up.

Te Huna drops down again and grabs Alex body, pushing him into the cage. Te Huna drops down lower and is able to get Alex down onto his knees. Te Huna has a hold of Alex’s leg, but Alex escapes scoots around to Te Huna’s back. Alex quickly gets the hooks in and flattens James out. Once he gets him flat, Alex quickly wraps his arm around Te Huna’s neck and gets a rear-naked choke locked in.

Te Huna tries to fight it off and Alex rolls him over. He lets go of the choke and drops 3 or 4 punches to James face. When James rolls back over, Alex sinks in the choke again. After only a few seconds, Te Huna is forced to tap out and the ref separates the two. Alexander Gustafsson defeats James Te Huna by submission in round 1.

UFC 165: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafson Results and Post-fight Press Conference

UFC 165 took place on September 21, 2013 from Toronto, Ontario. The main event was a light heavyweight championship bout between champion, Jon Jones, and the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson.

Many UFC fans were anxious to see a challenger in Gustafsson, who’s physical stats almost match Jones. Jones has enjoyed a tremendous height and reach advantage over everyone he’s faced. Gustafsson is actually taller than Jones, and Jones only has a slight reach advantage over Alexander. This is the first time Jones actually had to look up at an opponent, which was evident at the weigh-ins.

UFC 165 Weigh-In Highlights

Round 1: Jones and Gus both come out to the center and Gus throws a leg kick immediately and Jones returns one. Gus is using great footwork to move side to side, while Jones throws a couple of spinning back kicks. Gus lands a solid right hand which gets Jones respect, and cuts Jones over his right eye. The match looks even as both land kicks and punches. Gus shoots for a takedown on Jones and lands it, the first time Jones has ever been down. He gets back to his feet and they continue. Gus looks really comfortable on his feet and gives Jones stiff competition in the first round.

Round 2: Jones face is busted up slightly as the cut over his right eye is leaking blood. They both come out to the center once again and Gus starts working his jab. Jones throws a kick which Gus catches. He holds Jones leg and uses it to take Jones down again. Jones gets right back to his feet and they engage again. Jones chases Gus down attempting a takedown, but is unable to complete it. Gus continues to circle as he throws jabs, hooks, and kicks. He lands several of the punches. Jones throws several spinning back kicks to Gus body that don’t seem to do must damage. He also throws several head kicks that land, but un-phase Gus. This is another highly competitive round that could go either way.

Round 3: They both come out and trade leg kicks in the center. Gus lands a stiff combination to Jones head. Gus looks very confident as he continues to circle, landing jabs to Jones head, body, and leg kicks of his own. Jones throws several leg kicks, kicks to the body, and attempted high kicks. Gus lands a stiff uppercut that gets Jones attention, and Jones keeps looking for openings. Jones lands a solid kick to Gus’ body that takes his air away for a second, but they engage again. Jones lands a strong spinning back elbow during the final 30 seconds of the round. Jones has been unable to land any takedowns up to this point, and it remains an extremely competitive fight.

Round 4: They meet back in the center and Gus immediately presses the action, throwing jabs and circling away. Jones face is busted up worse than we’ve ever seen in his career. Jones is throwing kicks and looking for openings, but unable to land anything significant. Gus continues to work his jab and use great footwork to circle around Jones. Gus really hits his stride, teeing off with several stiff punches to Jones face. No one has taken it to Jones like this before. Jones eye is bleeding down the side of his face from the barrage of punches from Gus. Jones attempts another takedown which Gus defends again. Jones throws 2 or 3 short standing elbows that land, but Gus takes them and keeps coming forward. Jones throws a spinning back elbow that misses, then seconds later throws another one that lands directly to Gus head. Gus is stunned from that elbow and Jones pounces, trying to finish. There is only 30 seconds left and Gus is able to survive, but Gus face is busted open from the elbow.

Round 5: Final round, both men come out, and they look visibly tired but continue to engage. Gus continues throwing stiff jabs and punches that are finding their mark. Jones keeps throwing kicks to the leg and the body of Gus. Finally, Jones is able to take Gus down, but Gus backs up to the cage and gets right back to his feet. Jones lands 3 head kicks, but Gus takes them and continues to come forward. Both men look totally exhausted, but they fight it out non stop. Jones lands another head kick and a flying knee, but Gus shows he has a solid chin, and takes them with no problem. Both men look on the verge of collapse, but they fight it out to the last second, delivering probably one of the greatest light heavyweight championship fights in UFC history.

Jones vs. Gustafsson Fight Highlights

After deliberating, the judges gave the unanimous decision to Jon Jones, who remains the light heavyweight champ with the most title defenses in the division.

UFC 165 Post Fight Press Conference

This was the most competitive fight that we’ve seen in Jones career. It was such a back and forth fight with both men giving and taking. Jones was seen limping after the fight and was taken directly to the hospital. This was Gustafsson’s best performance inside the Octagon, and it was such a close fight that a rematch between these two will probably happen soon.

Dana White On Jones vs. Gustafsson Rematch

Other results:

Renan Barao defeated Eddie Wineland by TKO with a spinning back kick in Round 2.

Brendan Schaub defeated Matt Mitrione by submission with a d’arce choke in Round 1.

Francis Carmont won a unanimous decision over Costa Phillipou.

Khabib Nurmagomedove won a unanimous decision over Pat Healy.

UFC 165 Preview: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafson

UFC 165 takes place on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. The main event is a light heavyweight title bout between champion, Jon Jones, and the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson.

UFC 165 Promo Trailer

Jon Jones has had an amazing UFC career and has been involved with the organization 5 years. He has pretty much run through everyone they have put in front of him. He has defeated some of the best fighters in the world. Most fighters could only dream of having Jones fight resume. He has victories over Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Rampage Jackson, & Shogun Rua. This will be his 6 title defense and 2nd fight of this year.

Jon Jones Highlight Reel

Alexander Gustafsson has had an equally impressive run at light heavyweight, but somehow has been overlooked by many. He’s been with the UFC since 2009, and has taken out many great fighters. He only has one loss to Phil Davis by submission, but after that fight he won his next 6 fights, defeating Cyrille Diabate, James Te Huna, Matt Hamill, Vladmir Matyushenko, Thiago Silva, and Shogun Rua. He has looked impressive in all of his victories, dominating in every aspect. His climb to the top of the division is very similar to Jones in that they have faced several common opponents.

Alexander Gustafsson Highlight Reel

One factor that excites fans is the fact that Gustafsson is about the same size as Jones. Jones has enjoyed a tremendous height and reach advantage over all of his previous opponents. With Gustafsson that is not the case. Their stats are virtually identical. This is a pretty evenly matched fight. Jones has the edge in the wrestling department, while Gustafsson has the edge in striking. They recently met at a UFC press conference where they both addressed the media, fans, and faced off.

 UFC Press Conference  Jones vs. Gustafsson

The co-main event features bantamweight interim champ Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland, heavyweights Brendan Schaub vs. Matt Mitrione, middleweights Costa Philippou vs. Francis Carmont, and lightweights Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov.

This is a great card featuring many of the top fighters in the UFC. Gustafsson has been calling for a shot at the title for a while now and he finally gets his chance. Will his size and striking be enough to topple the current champion? Will Jones stand with Alexander or choose to take it to the ground? Can Jones continue his dominance, or will he be the latest champ to surrender a belt? Tune in to UFC 165 on September 21st and find out.