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Side-by-side: Compare 240-pound Alexander Gustafsson to light heavyweight ‘Mauler’ (Pic)

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Former light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson will make his heavyweight debut this weekend, and hit the scale on Friday at a whopping 240 pounds for his Fabricio Werdum fight at UFC on ESPN 14 inside Flash Forum on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Get complete UFC on ESPN 14 weigh-in results here.

“The Mauler” never had a problem making the 205-pound limit but with no title shot on the horizon, the towering Swede opted to try his luck in the heavier weight class. More power? Less cardio? I guess we’ll find out this Sat. night (July 25, 2020) on the ESPN+ main card.

Gustafsson at heavyweight (UFC on ESPN 14):

UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till Weigh-in Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Gustafsson at light heavyweight (UFC Stockholm):

UFC Fight Night: Weigh-ins Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

At least it’s a three-round fight!

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For much more on this weekend’s UFC on ESPN 14 event click here.