Alexander Gustafsson’s return to the UFC gentle heavyweight division should wait.
Gustafsson (18-7 MMA, 10-7 UFC), a three-time title challenger at 205 kilos, has been compelled to drag out of his scheduled bout with Paul Craig (15-4-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 191 on Sept. 4.
MMA Junkie verified the withdrawal with an individual near the state of affairs, who wished to stay nameless as a result of the promotion has but to make an official announcement. The precise nature of Gustafsson’s damage is undisclosed.
Gustafsson hasn’t competed since July 2020, when he suffered a first-round submission loss to Fabricio Werdum in his heavyweight debut. The Swede has misplaced three straight fights general and retired from the game in June 2019 earlier than returning to the cage to combat Werdum.
Craig is left in limbo on a five-fight unbeaten streak. His previous two wins have been probably the most notable of his profession – finishes of prime prospect Jamahal Hill and former champ Mauricio Rua.
UFC Fight Night 191 takes place on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
The newest UFC Fight Night 191 lineup now consists of:
- Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till
- Paul Craig vs. opponent TBA
- Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir
- Modestas Bukauskas vs. Khalil Rountree
- Jonathan Martinez vs. Marcelo Rojo
- Molly McCann vs. Ji Yeon Kim
- Paddy Pimblett vs. Luigi Vendramini
- Zviad Lazishvili vs. Jack Shore
- Mandy Bohm vs. Ariane Lipski
- Sergey Khandozhko vs. David Zawada
- Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
- Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich
- Charles Jourdain vs. Lerone Murphy