With Anthony Johnson Benched, Alexander Gustafsson To Face Rashad Evans Next

Well, this is interesting.

Initially, after he was snubbed in favour of Daniel Cormier getting the next title shot against Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson said that he was prepared to not fight again until he received the rematch he was promised.

After numerous pleas from Dana White and numerous call-outs from Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, the Swede finally relented and agreed to the match.

Now, it appears Johnson is the one who can’t make it as he has been benched by the organization pending a domestic violence investigation.

As a result, the UFC is setting up a light heavyweight showdown that would see Alexander Gustafsson battle Rashad Evans on Jan. 24, 2015, in Stockholm, Sweden, according to MMAMania.com.

The event is being targeted for FOX; however, nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

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Source: MMAMania.com