On Saturday, January 24th the UFC held UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson from the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

In the night’s main event Sweden’s own, Alexander Gustafsson, battled Anthony Johnson with a shot at Jon Jones’ light heavyweight crown on the line. Gustafsson hasn’t fought in over ten months. Last March he dispatched Jimi Manuwa in the second round to seemingly earn a shot at Jones. That fight was scheduled to happen last Fall, but Gustafsson had to withdraw due to an injury. Daniel Cormier stepped in that slot and ended up taking Gustafsson’s spot. After that fight it is clear that the Swede is still the biggest threat to Jones. To get his second crack at Jones, Gustafsson had to get through Johnson. Johnson returned to the UFC last April in his third different weight class in the promotion and looked like he had finally found his home. Johnson has won his first two bouts since returning to the UFC and seven overall and could become the third member of the Blackzillians team to earn a light heavyweight title shot with a victory.

In the night’s co-main event Gegard Mousasi welcomed Dan Henderson back to the middleweight division. Amazingly Mousasi has over forty fights to his record at under thirty years of age. The native of The Netherlands has had mixed results since entering the UFC alternating wins and losses. Mousasi was defeated by Ronaldo Souza his last time out. In Mousasi, Dan Henderson found a rare opponent with the same number of fights as him even though he is fourteen years his senior. Henderson was dropping down to middleweight in hopes of one last chance at a title run. Henderson’s recent results at light heavyweight tend to show that this might be a good move. Henderson had only won one of his last five fights and was most recently defeated by Daniel Cormier.

Also on the main card we saw a long awaited light heavyweight showdown between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader. Both men were coming off of extremely impressive victories. Davis dominated Glover Teixeira in his last time out while Bader stifled the fast rising, Ovince St. Preux. The winner of this bout will be looking to move up into title contention at light heavyweight.

This card went off in the middle of the night in Sweden, but we got it at a normal time here stateside. The main card aired at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. Preliminary action started off on UFC Fight Pass at 4 p.m. ET while the action shifted to Fox Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET.

Below is a full recap of the night’s action as well as full results.

Main Card Summary

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson

Round 1: Rumble started the fight pressing forward on Gustafsson, but Gustafsson landed some shots. Johnson landed some good kicks, but then Gustafsson accidently poked him in the eye and the fight was stopped. Right after the stoppage Rumble Johnson went crazy on Gustafsson and caught him with a hard shot. He rocked Gustafsson and kept the pressure on him. He kept landing hard strikes on Gustafsson and the referee kept warning Gustafsson to defend himself, but in the end he could not. Anthony Rumble Johnson ended the fight and looked very impressive. Up next: Jon Jones.

Anthony Johnson def. Alexander Gustafsson by TKO (punches) Round 1, 2:15

Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi

Round 1: Mousasi started out throwing some kicks, but Hendo did not let them impact his fight. Then out of nowhere Mousasi landed a huge right to the temple. Hendo was coming in and the punch connected. It did not look like Hendo was knocked out by any means and he was showing that he was trying to defend himself, but the ref decided that he needed to step in and end the fight.

Gegard Mousasi def. Dan Henderson by TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:10

Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis

Round 1: Both fighters started slow and you could see they were feeling each other out. Davis was the first one to shoot for a takedown, but Bader stuffed it. Phil was moving pretty well and landed a good strike in a small exchange. Davis then started working his kicks and was using them well. Both fighters were feeling one another out in the first round, but Davis was doing well with his kicks. Bader then landed a good punch at the end and worked a great kick in there as well. It was a slower round, but you could see it was going to get better

Round 2: Bader stared the round fast, but Davis shot for another takedown that was stuffed by Bader once again. Bader also landed a very nice elbow early that was followed by a good left by Davis. Davis again started using his kicks and landed a very good one early. Phil was struggling using his punches, but his kicks were effective. Davis was trying to take Bader down and just could not get him down until there was 1:26 left in the second. Davis could not keep Bader down as Bader did well getting back to his feet, but Davis immediately controlled Bader again and got him against the cage. Davis looked very good in the second round.

Round 3: The round started slow, but Bader caught him with a good punch. Davis looked like the strike really hurt him and started to affect his fight. His eye swelled up quickly and you could tell that Bader caught Davis with a solid strike. Davis looked like he recovered from the strike and started working his kicks again. Bader got a takedown late and then followed it with another one right after. It was a very interesting fight and you could tell that the fight could go either way.
Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis by split decision (29-28 Davis, 29-28 Bader, 29-28 Bader)

Akira Corassani vs. Sam Sicilia

Round 1: Corassani moved around well early, but Sicilia did not let that get to him. Sicilia was countering a lot early and landing his strikes hard. He was not as active as Corassani, but he is was effective to start. Sicilia was looking confident and controlled the fight midway through the first. It looked like Corassani landed a shot that did some damage to Sicilia’s left eye and then the fight changed quickly. Sicilia landed a bomb with his right hand. It was a very impressive knockout. Sicilia looked real good tonight. He landed that right hand and the lights went out for Corassani. Sicilia added one more at the end, but it was not needed. Great win by Sam Sicilia.
Sam Sicilia def Akira Corassani by KO (punches) Round 1, 3:26

FULL RESULTS
Anthony Johnson def. Alexander Gustafsson by TKO (punches) Round 1, 2;15
Gegard Mousasi def. Dan Henderson by TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:10
Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis by split decision (29-28 Davis, 29-28 Bader, 29-28 Bader)
Sam Sicilia def Akira Corassani by KO (punches) Round 1, 3:26
Albert Tumenov def. Nico Musoke by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kenny Robertson def. Sultan Aliev by TKO (punches) Round 1, 2:42
Makwan Amirkhani def. Andy Ogle by TKO (punches) Round 1, 0:08
Nikita Krylov def. Stanislav Nedkov by submission (guillotine choke) Round 1, 1:24
Mairbek Taisumov def. Anthony Christodoulou by KO (punches) Round 2, 0:38
Mirsad Bektic def. Paul Redmond by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Viktor Pesta def. Konstantin Erokhin by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Neil Seery def. Chris Beal by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.