Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Eleven wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)
- Inducted in UFC Hall of Fame’s Fight Wing in 2020 for first Jones fight
- Has finished eight fights in the first round
- A pro since 2007
- Has 6-2 record in Sweden
- First loss to Jones snapped six fight winning streak
UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Gustafsson was knocked out by Nikita Krylov at 1:07 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (7/26/20) Gustafsson was submitted by Fabricio Werdum via armbar at 2:30 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (6/1/19) Gustafsson was submitted by Anthony Smith via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the fourth round
UFC 232 (12/29/18) Gustafsson was stopped by Jon Jones via strikes at 2:02 of the third round in a bout for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title
UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Gustafsson knocked out Glover Teixeira at 1:07 of the fifth round
UFC Fight Night (9/3/16) Gustafsson won a three round unanimous decision over Jan Blachowicz
UFC 192 (10/3/15) Gustafsson lost a five round split decision to Daniel Cormier in a fight for the UFC light heavyweight title
UFC on FOX (1/24/15) Gustafsson was stopped by Anthony Johnson via strikes at 2:15 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/8/14) Gustafsson stopped Jimi Manuwa via strikes at 1:18 of the second round
UFC 165 (9/21/13) Gustafsson lost a five round unanimous decision to Jon Jones in a bout for the UFC light heavyweight championship
UFC on FOX (12/8/12) Gustafsson won a three round unanimous decision over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
UFC on FUEL TV (4/14/12) Gustafsson won a three round unanimous decision over Thiago Silva
UFC 141 (12/30/11) Gustafsson stopped Vladimir Matyushenko via strikes at 2:13 of the first round
UFC 133 (8/6/11) Gustafsson stopped Matt Hamill via strikes at 3:34 of the second round
UFC 127 (2/27/11) Gustafsson submitted James Te Huna via rear naked choke at 4:27 of the first round
UFC 120 (10/16/10) Gustafsson submitted Cyrille Diabate via rear naked choke at 2:41 of the second round.
UFC 112 (4/10/10) Gustafsson was submitted via anaconda choke by Phil Davis at 4:55 of the first round.
UFC 105 (11/14/09) Gustafsson knocked out Jared Hamman at :41 of the first round.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to train MMA in 2006 and before that I trained in boxing. It feels so real when you’re standing in the cage next to your opponent. I just like it a lot.
Do you have any heroes? My idol is Fedor Emelianenko.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me; it is my goal to be a part of the show.
What was your job before you started fighting? I did boxing and scuba diving.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In amateur boxing, I won against the Swedish champion.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Start with a hard right punch