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.

Above is video of the night’s post-fight press conference featuring all of the night’s big winners. (video is courtesy of the UFC)

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, 28-29, 29-28)
Sam Sicilia def Akira Corassani by KO 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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