Alexander Gustafsson returns at UFC 282

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Return of Alexander Gustafsson to the UFC octagon has been confirmed.

Ovince Saint Preux (26-16) and the three-time UFC title challenger will square off in a light heavyweight match at UFC 282 on Dec. 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Since UFC 232 in December 2018, Gustafsson has not participated in a PPV event. It is unknown at this time whether his fight with Ovince Saint Preux will appear on the main card.

MMA Junkie was the first to report on the match.

Alexander Gustafsson returns at UFC 282

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Gustafsson (18-8) is looking for his first victory since May 2017, when he defeated Glover Teixeira in his native Sweden by knockout in the fifth round. Gustafsson was given a second chance to face Jon Jones for the vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 232 as a result of his victory, but Jones once again prevailed. In his most recent fight, which took place in July in London and saw him return to the 205-pound class, Nikita Krylov knocked him out in 67 seconds. He has lost four straight fights.

Saint Preux just defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by split decision at UFC 274 in May. “OSP,” who competed against Jones in 2016 for an interim light heavyweight title, is 14-11 overall in the UFC and 4-6 in his last ten fights.

Transcription courtesy of MMAJunkie