Alexander Gustafsson bounced back from his legendary 2013 showdown with then-champion Jon Jones with a fantastic TKO victory over Jimi Manuwa in Toronto.
At the time, Gus was the name on everyone’s lips. The man had just given the greatest fighter to ever grace the octagon, Jon Jones, the toughest bout of his career by some distance – a fight that many had called in his favour.
And yet, the champ remained at the top of the heap.
Bouncing back with a showdown in Toronto against the always-dangerous Jimi Manuwa was a tough task in itself. Manuwa, at the time, was on his own rise through the 205lb crop and possessed all of the power necessary to make it an ugly night for the Swede.
Gustafsson’s Performance of the Night worthy effort was among his best to date.
Watch the fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa below as we count down the days to UFC 232.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena