The UFC returns to Stockholm, Sweden as Alexander Gustafsson looks to defend his home country for the second consecutive time. His opponent will be Anthony Smith, who is fresh off a title fight with Jon Jones at UFC 235. Gustafsson’s last fight also happened to be against Jones, as he lost to him once again at UFC 232. Gustafsson’s last fight in Stockholm came in May 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109 when he defeated Glover Teixeira with a fifth round knockout.
In the co-main event, Jimi Manuwa returns to the octagon as he takes on Aleksandar Rakic. Manuwa’s last fight came at UFC 231 as he took on former middleweight and the next light heavyweight title challenger, Thiago Santos. He lost to Santos by knockout in the second round, losing his third straight fight. Rakic’s last fight also came at UFC 231 when he defeated Devin Clark by TKO in round one.
Kicking off the main card, Daniel Teymur will welcome Sung Bin Jo to the UFC in a featherweight bout. Next will be a fight in the lightweight division as Damir Hadzovic takes on Christos Giagos. Finally, before the co-main event, we take things back to the featherweight division as Makwan Amirkhani takes on Chris Fishgold.
UFC Fight Night 153 Results
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)
Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:38 of Round Four
Aleksandar Rakic def. Jimi Manuwa via Knockout (Headkick) at 0:42 of Round One
Makwan Amirkhani def. Chris Fishgold via Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 4:25 of Round Two
Christos Giagos def. Damir Hadzovic via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Daniel Teymur def. Sung Bin Jo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN 2 – 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT)
Sergey Khandozhko def. Rostam Akman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lina Lansberg def. Tonya Evinger via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Leonardo Santos def. Stevie Ray via Knockout (Punch) at 2:17 of Round One
Frank Camacho def. Nick Hein via TKO (Punches) at 4:56 of Round Two
Bea Malecki def. Duda Santana via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:59 of Round Two
Devin Clark def. Darko Stosic via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Joel Alvarez def. Danilo Belluardo via TKO (Punches) at 2:22 of Round Two
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