Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just 24 hours away from its upcoming UFC on ESPN+ 11 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, headlined by the 205-pound showdown between former title contenders, Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith.
Watch “The Mauler” stare down “Lionheart” at the conclusion of today’s weigh-in event (get complete weigh-in text results here), held in advance of this Sat. night’s (June 1, 2019) combat sports extravaganza inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gustafsson (18-5) and Smith (31-14) are both coming off championship losses to reigning 205-pound kingpin, Jon Jones, at UFC 232 and UFC 235, respectively. No question a victory this weekend keeps one of them afloat in the division title chase and sends the other to the back of the line.
Here’s the co-main event staredown between Jimi Manuwa and Aleksandar Rakic.
Nothing left to do now except fight.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 153 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the ESPN2 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 10 a.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time of 1 p.m. ET.
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