The bout will mark the first time Gustafsson has fought since last October, when he almost grabbed the 205 title from Daniel Cormier. Following the loss, “The Mauler” admitted he was having trouble staying motivated, but more recently Gustafsson has reported he’s refocused and rededicated.
Blachowicz, meanwhile, is coming off a UD win over Igor Pokrajac, after losing two straight. A win over Gustafsson would be a massive statement for Blachowicz, no question.
Recently the UFC posted the video segment below, which features Dan Hardy breaking down the compelling fight.