Alexander Gustafsson had himself one hell of a night Sunday at UFC Fight Night 109.
The dangerous Swede put on one of the best performances of his career, demolishing Glover Teixeira en route to a grisly fifth-round knockout in front of his home crowd in Stockholm. Gustafsson then flipped the script, proposing to his girlfriend amid a raucous reaction in Sweden’s Ericsson Globe arena. With such a dominant win, “The Mauler” immediately thrusted his name back into contention for the UFC light heavyweight title.
Check out reaction to Gustafsson’s handiwork below, plus the best of the rest from a roller-coaster night at UFC Fight Night 109.
ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON DEF. GLOVER TEIXEIRA
That was sick! Triple uppercut! Gus looks like the best version he's ever been! #UFCStockholm— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) May 28, 2017
3 uppercuts back to back and an overhand right from hell. Glover is one tough MF— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) May 28, 2017
Not sure who's uppercut is better... I'll go with Gustaffson. pic.twitter.com/yEc2JiBxI2— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) May 28, 2017
Best Ive seen @AlexTheMauler . Should be a bunch of very scared 205ers right now!— Tor Troeng (@ThorTheHammer) May 28, 2017
I'm getting that itch!— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) May 28, 2017
Show these boy's how to throw an uppercut the Right way!
VOLKAN OEZDEMIR DEF. MISHA CIRKUNOV
Hooooly shit, how did that punch flatten him?!?! Insane! #UFCStockholm— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) May 28, 2017
Wow beautiful right hand turning the corner off the fence for the K.O #UfcStockholm— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) May 28, 2017
Sooooooo does he not have a chin either?! #ufcstockholm— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) May 28, 2017
If your name is Volkan then you kind of have to be tough https://t.co/LRxaQJScDH— Stephan Bonnar (@StephanBonnar) May 28, 2017
Just another day in the office for a man like @volkan_oezdemir. Congratulations mate.— Linton Vassell (@LDV_TheSwarm) May 28, 2017
That fight showed it's not the chin it's the back of the ear or temple. Hard to take that shot and stay standing. #ufcstockholm— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) May 28, 2017
WOW!!! That was quick— Dana White (@danawhite) May 28, 2017
PETER SOBOTTA DEF. BEN SAUNDERS
Starting to pay more attention to Neil hall's referring, does he's job right.— Marc Diakiese (@Marc_Diakiese) May 28, 2017
Haha! Sobotta Just had that moment when the adrenaline spike drops and you feel that your hand is freshly broken hand https://t.co/Iuo9075UPS— Stephan Bonnar (@StephanBonnar) May 28, 2017
OMARI AKHMEDOV DEF. ABDUL RAZAK ALHASSAN
It was a great fight but an even better one if you like watching two grown men cuddle https://t.co/QRvmkPGAoQ— Stephan Bonnar (@StephanBonnar) May 28, 2017
Alhassan has power, but def looks undersized. #ufcstockholm— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) May 28, 2017
Good fight this— Marc Diakiese (@Marc_Diakiese) May 28, 2017
NORDINE TALEB DEF. OLIVER ENKAMP
— Marc Diakiese (@Marc_Diakiese) May 28, 2017
I would have smashed Nordine.... — føler seg knust på Stockholm Globen Arena https://t.co/MD8hQpbZoS— Emil Valhalla Meek (@emilvalhalla) May 28, 2017
JACK HERMANSSON DEF. ALEX NICHOLSON
The crowd needed that after the Musoke ko. They're fuckin amped #UFCStockholm— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) May 28, 2017