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UFC 165 headliner and light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson took some time out of his schedule to join UFC Tonight via Skype for a lengthy discussion about his upcoming fight against Jon Jones.
'The Mauler', who is pegged as a significant underdog against the reigning champion, immediately appears unbelieveably relaxed and confident.
This is a good thing, as many of Jones' opponents seem to beat themselves before they even step inside the Octagon.
It's clear that Gustafsson is treating Jones as if this were any other fight.
Gustafsson described his strategy to UFC Tonight, saying "I don't know what to expect. I know he'll go for a takedown, but I don't know when he'll do it. I will be in the cage with no thoughts and ready for anything."
We'll find out if Gustafsson's strategy pays off at UFC 165 this Saturday on PPV.
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UFC 165 goes down this coming Wednesday on September 21st at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, featuring a main event of Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson and a co-main event that will see Renan Barao defend his interim bantamweight title against Eddie Wineland. Here are our MMAInsider.net staff picks. Feel free to […]
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The UFC has released the full countdown show featuring a detailed breakdown of the UFC 165 main and co-main events. The fight card is headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson as well as a co-main event interim title fight between Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.
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Jon Jones at ESPN’s sportsnation
Gustafsson at UFC office in Toronto
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Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
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Did you miss tonight’s “Countdown to UFC 165” episode on Fox Sports 1? No worries, because you can watch the entire show right here on 5thRound.com.
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