UFC veteran and former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson will attempt to break a three-fight losing streak on September 4th, facing Paul Craig at light heavyweight. News of the matchup was first reported by Swedish MMA news site Frontkick.
The matchup joins a UFC “Fight Night” lineup that does not have a confirmed location currently.
Gustafsson has been absent from the win column since 2017. His losing streak started in 2018, where he lost a title fight against Jon Jones. After being submitted in a main event by Anthony Smith, Gustaffson announced his retirement in 2019.
The 34-year-old came back the next year, moving up to heavyweight to face former champ Fabricio Werdum. That fight didn’t go his way, being submitted in the first round with an armbar.
He now fights Craig, who is currently on a strong run in the division. He has been undefeated in his past five fights, finishing four opponents and settling with a draw against one.
He continued his streak of victories in June, scoring a first-round win over Jamahal Hill at UFC 263.