"He just went right to my jab and he went down and I was shocked. I saw him lying there so I continued the ground-and-pound and the judge came, so I got the TKO. I can't' even believe it happened, I trained so hard and he is such a tough guy to finish, I'm too happy. I wanted to strike and wanted to use my reach. I was prepared for two or three rounds of hard battle but it's my day today."
---Fast rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson tells UFC.com that he was "shocked" that he was able to finish a very tough Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem this past weekend (Dec., 2011) in Las Vegas, Nevada. "The Mauler" was able to clean "The Janitor's" clock in the very first round of their 205-pound bout. The win marked the fourth straight for the young Gustafsson and made it five for six overall, all finishes, in his time in UFC; with his only loss coming to wrestling powerhouse Phil Davis at UFC 112: "Invincible" back in 2010. With nothing but an upside for the young contender, it will be interesting to see just who UFC matchmaker Joe Silva matches him up with next. In a stacked light heavyweight division, there should be no problem for Gustafsson to find an opponent quick should he want a fast turnaround. What say you, who do you think is a good match-up to test the skills of the young and talented Swedish mixed martial artist (MMA)?