As predicted, the match is on.
Alexander Gustafsson will take on Anthony Johnson in a guaranteed #1 contender match in January.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the match today and that “The Mauler” and “Rumble” will headline the first international UFC on FOX card in Sweden on Jan. 24, with the preliminary card airing on Fox Sports 1.
The event takes place at the 30,000-seat Tele2 Arena in Stockholm.
“This is going to be an epic event,” Gustafsson told UFC.com. “I want more than 30,000 fans to come and witness me win on January 24. Then I’m going to go and get the title! My journey back to the top starts now.”
“This fight might be on his home turf, but I’m ready to go over to Sweden and prove that I’m the next in the line for the UFC light heavyweight title,” Johnson said. “I’m not intimidated by fighting in front of Alex’s hometown fans. I’m going to go in there and look for the knockout like I do in all of my fights. I can’t wait for this!”
Tags: Alexander Gustafsson, Anthony Johnson, Mixed Martial Arts