A light heavyweight top contender bout between Alexander Gustafsson (Pictured) and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua served as “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” co-featured attraction.
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Key Arena in Seattle, Washington is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a lightweight title tilt between champ Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Alexander Gustafsson -220
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua +175
Here is the play-by-play from Penn vs. MacDonald:
It appeared that Shogun slipped on a kick attempt and Gustafsson followed him to the canvas to attack. The youngster is a little too careless with his assault and almost gets caught in a kneebar submission. They get to their feet. Shogun connects with a knee to the dome while in the clinch. Shogun tags him with a right hand and follows up with a takedown. Gustafsson has him pressed against the cage.
Shogun connects with a right hand. Shogun attempted to trip his opponent to the mat, but Gustafsson ends up on top for a moment. Shogun forges ahead and scores with a flurry. Gustafsson trips the former champ to the ground, though isn’t able to keep him there. However, he tags Shogun with some strikes as they separate.
Shogun’s right eye is starting to swell. Gustafsson working hard for a takedown and secures it. Shogun easily pushes him away and they are back to their feet. Gustafsson plants him on his back again. Shogun scrambles free, but eats a kick to the body that clearly hurt him. Two minutes remaining and Shogun looks far more tired than the Swede. Gustafsson clocks him with a front kick to the grill.
Alexander Gustafsson Defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via Unanimous Decision ( 30-27, 30-27, 30-26)