Alexander Gustafsson's Blogs

  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Cerrone vs. Alvarez - Inside the training of Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson - Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 1: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: For the Belt - Female fighters prepare to compete for the UFC's new 115-pound division title.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Viewer's Discretion II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, Wis.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Faber.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson - Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida - Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida; Nate Diaz vs Donald Cerrone; Bart Palaszewski vs Tyson Griffin; and Ryan Bader vs Jason Brilz.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Henderson vs. Khabilov – Prelims From Albuquerque, NM.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Daniel Cormier - Interview with Daniel Cormier.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Johny Hendricks - Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

    12:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida - Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida; Nate Diaz vs Donald Cerrone; Bart Palaszewski vs Tyson Griffin; and Ryan Bader vs Jason Brilz.

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Cerrone vs. Alvarez - Inside the training of Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson - Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

    6:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Demetrious Johnson prepares to defend his title against Chris Cariaso.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 2: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: We All Came Here to Fight! - Joanne Calderwood faces Emily Kagan.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Demetrious Johnson prepares to defend his title against Chris Cariaso.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman/Edgar vs. Oliveira - Mixed martial artists train for UFC 162.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    International Fight Week T.J. Dillashaw unlocks on the Warrior Code that made him a UFC Champion.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Lawler vs. Brown - Prelims
    Brian Ortega vs. Mike de la Torre; Tim Means vs. Hernani Perpetuo; Patrick Cummins vs. Kyle Kingsbury; Jorge Masvidal vs. Daron Cruickshank. From San Jose. Calif.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio: Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 7: Weather the Storm Cruz gives Chris Tickle an earful following his loss; the coaches get into a heated exchange; Andy Ogle has an emotional breakdown during practice; Vinc Pichel and John Cofer face off in the sixth preliminary fight.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    International Fight Week T.J. Dillashaw unlocks on the Warrior Code that made him a UFC Champion.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Lawler vs. Brown
    Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson; Dennis Bermudez vs. Clay Guida; Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Anthony Johnson; Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown. From San Jose, Calif.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143: Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Europe Rising

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Renan Barao vs. Anthony Leone Classic bantamweight and featherweight fights.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143: Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Donald Cerrone vs.Jim Miller

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 23, Part 2 KOTC championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring Brent James vs. Victor Orquiz in the main event. From May 24, 2014.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 23, Part 2 KOTC championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring Brent James vs. Victor Orquiz in the main event. From May 24, 2014.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 23, Part 1 KOTC championship mixed martial arts competition from Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring Charlie Williams and Juan Gandar in the main event. From May 24, 2014.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Cerrone vs. Miller – Prelims Jerrod Sanders vs. Yosdenis Cedeno; Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana; Leslie Smith vs. Jessamyn Duke; Pat Healy vs. Gleison Tibau. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Cerrone vs. Miller - Alex White vs. Lucas Martins; Alptekin Ozkilic John Lineker; Joe Proctor vs. Justin Salas; Leonardo Mafra vs. Rick Story; Evan Dunham vs. Edson Barboza; Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown; Jake Ellenberger vs.Martin Kampmann.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Renan Barao vs. Anthony Leone Classic bantamweight and featherweight fights.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Boxing
    Mercito Gesta vs. Luis Arceo, lightweight bout. Also: Jonathan Chicas vs. Emanuel Robles; Taishan Dong vs. Ronny Hale. From San Francisco.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Europe Rising

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Cerrone vs. Miller - Alex White vs. Lucas Martins; Alptekin Ozkilic John Lineker; Joe Proctor vs. Justin Salas; Leonardo Mafra vs. Rick Story; Evan Dunham vs. Edson Barboza; Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone. From Atlantic City, N.J.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Top 5 Stories of the Week By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will meet again on Sept. 27. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    After some posturing, negotiation and maybe even a little misdirection, Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson 2 is finally a done deal.

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on June 5 that the Jones-Gustafsson rematch will take place at UFC 178 this fall. The pay-per-view event is expected to take place on Sept. 27 in Toronto, although the location and venue could potentially change.

    After what appeared to be plenty of back-and-forth between Jones and the Las Vegas-based promotion, everything was resolved when the light heavyweight champion and his team met with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White in Las Vegas.

    “There was never an issue with a contract,” Jones told UFC.com. “I was traveling and finally got to Vegas and got to talk with Dana and Lorenzo.”

    Prior to those negotiations, White had said that Jones requested to fight Daniel Cormier instead of Gustafsson.

    “I think Cormier is the tougher fighter, but the fans want to see me fight Gustafsson. There was never an issue with taking the Gustafsson fight,” Jones said. “The issue was that my brother is getting married in July, and I would have preferred a later date. I didn’t want to go this early and I would have preferred to go later in October or November. It is what it is. We have a date now. This was a personal decision for me. I will be at my brother’s wedding and have a proper training camp.”

    Jones faced the most difficult test of his career in defeating Gustafsson via unanimous decision at UFC 165 in September. The light heavyweights have competed once since then, with Jones scoring a dominant triumph over Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 and Gustafsson stopping Jimi Manuwa via second-round TKO in March.

    The stories of interest on Sherdog.com this week:

    THEY MEET AGAIN

    NOT SO PHENOMENAL

    JOINING FORCES

    SWEET DREAMS

    EASY TARGET

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  • Tommy Messano Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Sherdog.com contributor and ULTMMA.com founder Tommy Messano.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing Golden Boy Live: Ishe Smith vs. Ryan Davis From Las Vegas.

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Faber on the Brink Urijah Faber recounts his UFC 169 fight. Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar imagine a world where the UFC never existed.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Henderson vs. Melendez Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez battle for the light heavyweight title; Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier; Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson. From San Jose, Calif.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC UnleashedBenson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown; Jake Ellengerger vs. Martin Kampmann.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche The first women's fight in UFC history.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon; Uriah Hall vs. John Howard; Matt Brown vs. Mike Pyle; Iuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber; Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem; Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen. From the TD Garden in Boston.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider FOX UFC Saturday; Lorenz Larkin; Al Iaquinta From Orlando.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Episode 3: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Anytime, Anywhere Frankie Edgar brings in jiu jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie to work with his team. Dan Spohn continues training at the house and Todd Monaghan holds a sermon. Then Spohn and Monaghan face off in the second preliminary fight.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 152: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 1: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Hurting Game Light heavyweights battle for a spot in the competition.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 2: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Flying the Flag Contestants pursue their dreams.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 172: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Weigh-ins
    UFC 172 Weigh-Ins

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 172: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Glover Teixeira, Jon Jones and Bobby Green.

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