Pros react to Fabricio Werdum stopping Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Island 3

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Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 3 main card featured a interesting heavyweight matchup between Alexander Gustafsson and Fabricio Werdum.

The former multiple-time light heavyweight title challenger, Gustafsson (18-6 MMA), was making his heavyweight debut when he collided with Werdum this evening. The Swede had previously retired from MMA following his submission loss to Anthony Smith in June of 2019, but recently found the fire to get back in the Octagon.

Meanwhile, Fabricio Werdum (23-9-1 MMA) entered UFC Fight Island 3 looking to rebound this after suffering a split-decision loss to Aleksei Oleinik in his most recent effort at UFC 249. The former UFC heavyweight champion, Werdum, was looking to earn his first win since November of 2017 this evening in Abu Dhabi.

Tonight’s main card heavyweight matchup proved to be a quick contest. After Gustafsson charged in with an early flurry the fight hit the ground. At first the Swede had top position but that quickly changed and Werdum was able to secure a fight-ending armbar.

Official UFC Fight Island 3 Result: Fabricio Werdum def. Alexander Gustafsson via submission in Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to Werdum defeating Gustafsson below:

Who would you like to see Fabricio Werdum fight next following his submission victory over Alexander Gustafsson this evening on Yas Island? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 25, 2020

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