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Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith in the Works for UFC Fight Card in June

March 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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The last two men to face and lose to Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title are now going to face each other in a fight between two former title contenders. Per a light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith is being put together for a UFC Fight Night card on June 1. The event will be held in Gustafsson’s home country of Sweden.

The fight card looks to be UFC on ESPN+ 10, which is currently scheduled for June 1 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The fight card will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Gustafsson vs. Smith is reportedly scheduled to be the main event. Both men look to get back on the winning track after their respective losses to the champion.

Smith just fought earlier this month, losing to Jon Jones by unanimous decision in the main event at UFC 235. Meanwhile, Alexander Gustafsson lost to Jones by knockout last December at UFC 232. That marks his second loss to Jones in a UFC title fight. Gustafsson last fought in his native country of Sweden in May 2017, where he defeated Glover Teixeira by knockout in the fifth round at UFC Fight Night 109.

The UFC has not yet confirmed the fight booking.