Alexander Gustafsson (18-8) was stopped by Nikita Krylov (28-9) in the first round at UFC London. Read the live play-by-play below.
The two touch gloves. Gustafsson lands a good right hand after catching a kick, but takes a HUGE right hand. Oh, Alex is in trouble in just seconds! Now Krylov lands several knees to the face as the Swede tries for a desparate take-down. Gustafsson falls backwards and Nikita looking for a kill shot, but the Mauler dodges them all and now safely in the clinch! What a 30 seconds!
Gustafsson in the clinch, then pushes away. Alex looking a step slow, but lands a good right from the outside. The Allstars fighter grabs a leg, and Krylov lands a short left hand that drops Alex that falls to his back and Nikita throws a few more punches for the stoppage by TKO as the referee jumps in.
The fight is over at 67 seconds into round 1.
Gustafson is done. He needs to walk away, these shots are hard but he used to eat those. The chin is gone, walk away my friend. We all have expiration date. One of the best to not have had a title.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 23, 2022
I’m ok. Disappointed. Congratulations to Nikita and thank u all for support ❤️
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) July 23, 2022