Former light heavyweight title challengers Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith tangled in the main event of UFC Stockholm on Saturday. The fight card took place at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden and aired on ESPN+. You can get a free 7-day trial of ESPN+ here.
Both Gustafsson and Smith were coming off recent losses to current light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.
The Sweded, Gustafsson, would be submitted in front of his hometown crowd and eventually announce that his time competing in the sport has come to a close.
“I just want to thank you all for coming out tonight and supporting all of the fighters here,” Gustafsson said. “Every time the UFC comes back it’s a highlight, every time it’s amazing to be here and to compete in front of you and hear all the cheers.
“And what can I say? The show is over, guys.”
“The show is over, guys.”
— UFC (@ufc) June 1, 2019
Volkan Oezdemir weighed in at 205-pounds so that he could receive his show money but unfortunately two days, opponent Ilir Latifi, had to be removed from the card due to injury.
Below are the complete results for UFC Stockholm:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET)
Anthony Smith defeated Alexander Gustafsson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 4, 2:38
Aleksandar Rakić defeated Jimi Manuwa via KO – Round 1, 0:42
Makwan Amirkhani defeated Chris Fishgold via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 2, 4:25
Christos Giagos defeated Damir Hadzovic via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Daniel Teymur defeated Sung Bin Jo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 10 a.m. ET)
Sergey Khandozhko defeated Rostem Akman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lina Lansberg defeated Tonya Evinger via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Leonardo Santos defeated Stevie Ray via KO – Round 1, 2:17
Frank Camacho defeated Nick Hein via TKO – Round 2, 4:56
Bea Malecki defeated Eduarda Santana via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:59
Devin Clark defeated Darko Stosic via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Joel Alvarez defeated Danilo Belluardo via TKO – Round 2, 2:22
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