Facts of Alexander Lars-Åke Gustafsson
|Full Name:||Alexander Lars-Åke Gustafsson|
|Age:||32 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||January 15, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Arboga, Sweden|
|Mother's Name:||Eleonora Gustafsson|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Moa Johansson|
|Profession:||mixed martial artist|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
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Alexander Gustafsson is one of the popular professional mixed martial artists who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is popular for his footwork as a light heavyweight and efficient striking skills. He is currently ranked #2 in official UFC light heavyweight rankings. Scroll down to know more about his Age, Bio, UFC, Net Worth, Wife, Instagram and many more.
- 1 Alexander Gustafsson Age(32), Parents, Siblings, and Childhood
- 2 Alexander Gustafsson Career
- 3 Alexander Gustafsson Professional Life
- 4 Alexander Gustafsson Salary, Income, Net Worth($2 million )
- 5 Alexander Gustafsson Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
- 6 Alexander Gustafsson Wife, Children, and Relationship Status(engaged)
- 7 Body Measurements: Height, Weight, and Body Size
- 8 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
Alexander Gustafsson Age(32), Parents, Siblings, and Childhood
Alexander Gustafsson was born on 15th January 1987, in Arboga, Sweden. Gustafsson is raised by his mother Eleonora Gustafsson. He belongs to a Swedish nationality. Alexander has admitted that he was a problemed child growing up. Alexander’s parents separated while he was very young, hence he lived with his mother and his step-father. Growing up in Arboga near to Stockholm, he was the eldest of his four younger sisters.
He had a deep relationship with his real father who lived in another city near him. Unfortunately, on March 8, 2014, he lost his biological father. further, he also had a close relationship with Pastor Wiggo Carlsson until his death in 2012.
At the age of 18, he was locked up for assaulting and fighting and was imprisoned for two years. He gets free in 2006. Growing up, he was a huge Fedor Emelianenko fan and he still admits that Fedor is his biggest inspiration in the MMA world.
Alexander Gustafsson Career
Alexander Gustafsson started MMA training in 2006 and prior that he trained in boxing. He won the national championship at the age of 16 but soon after that, he went to prison for assault charges. His boxing career ended after afterward, so he pursues a career in MMA and later joined the UFC in September 2009.
Alexander Gustafsson started his MMA career with Shooto Finland: Chicago Collision 3 and fought against Saku Heikola to win the match in round 2 on 17-Nov-07. Then fought against Mikael Haydari at FinnFight 9, winning the match held on 15-Dec-07 via TKO in round 1. He fought Matteo Minonzio in the FC 2 zone later in his next match on 10-May-08 and won the match in round 1 via TKO. Later, fought Krzysztof Kuak at KSW Extra and won the match in round 2 on 13-Sep-08. Later after four matches in various MMA belts, Gustafsson made his UFC debut on 14-Nov-09, and fought against Jared Hamman at UFC 105 and won the match in a memorable Fashion with a first-round TKO.
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Alexander Gustafsson Professional Life
His first UFC loss was against Phil Davis at UFC 112 held on 10th April 2010. Six months after his very first loss, on 10th October, he fought against Cyrille Diabate at UFC 120 and won the match in round 2 by submission. At UFC 127, he fights with James Te Huna and wins the match in round 1 on February 27 via Submission. He fought against Matt Hamill on the UFC 133 on 6-Aug-11 and won the match in round 2 via TKO. Alexander fought against Vladimir Matyushenko in UFC 141 and again added another win to his stake.
He fought against Thiago Silva on Fuel TV on 14-Apr-12 at UFC: Gustafsson vs. Silva and won the match in round 3 by decision. At UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz, he fought against Mauricio Rua, winning the match in round 3 on 8-Dec-12. Gustafsson then fought Jon Jones in UFC 165 on 21-Sep-13 but firstly, he lost the match to Bones in a unanimous decision after five rounds of continuous trade. After his loss with Jones at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa, the Swedish fighter fought Jimi Manuwa, winning the match in a KO victory in round 2 on 8-Mar-14. He also fought Anthony Johnson at the UFC on Fox on 24 January 15: Gustafsson vs. Johnson lost his match in round 1 via TKO. Alexander Gustafsson then fought Jon Jones’ all-time rival Daniel Cormier at UFC 192 but lost to current double champion DC on 3rd October 2015 to the judges’ split decision score.
Later in his next match, on 3-Sep-16, he fought in the UFC Fight Night against Jan Baachowicz in UFC Arlovski vs. Barnett and won the match in round 3 by decision. He faced Glover Teixeira on May 28, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 209. So far, he has 18 wins in total twenty-four matches he has appeared on. Gustafsson has an upcoming title fight against the former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on December 29, 2018.
On December 29, 2018, Alexander Gustafsson had a title fight against the former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The fighters went back and forth and were trading shots at each other via social media prior to their re-match almost after five years.
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Alexander Gustafsson Salary, Income, Net Worth($2 million )
As per many tabloids, his current net worth is reportedly around $2 million and so far his main source of income remains his career as a fighter. He is a resident of Stockholm, Sweden and has a lovely home there.
Alexander Gustafsson is UFC’s 146th highest earning fighters in an organization with more than 800 active fighters. As of 2019, Alexander Gustafsson has reportedly earned around $1,425,000 from his bouts with the UFC.
Further, the MMA fighter gets a certain portion of money from his endorsements and even from UFC-Zuffa founded game and more.
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Alexander Gustafsson Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
He seems to maintain a good relation with other people in his personal and professional life. And so he hasn’t been into any kind of rumors and controversies.
Alexander Gustafsson Wife, Children, and Relationship Status(engaged)
In 2015, Gustafsson was dating Moa. The couple has a daughter, Ava, born in May 2017. Later in May 2017 the couple became engaged inside the octagon right after Gustafsson defeated Glover Teixeira in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. In September 2018 the couple had their second child, a son.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, and Body Size
Talking about his body measurement. he stands with a height of 6 feet 5inches (1.96 m). And he weighs 93 kg. He has blond colored hair and blue colored eyes.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
He is active on various social media platforms. He uses Twitter and has more than 303K followers in his account. Likely, he has over 681K followers on his Instagram. His facebook page also has more than 500K followers.
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