Can Anthony Johnson Pull Off The Surprising Victory?

Published on January 24th, 2015 6:21 pm EST

There is plenty on the line when Alexander Gustafsson steps into the Octagon to take on Anthony Johnson later tonight in Stockholm, Sweden.

UFC President Dana White has already revealed that the winner of Gustafsson/Johnson will receive the next shot at Light Heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones. Gustafsson was originally slated to fight Jones but was forced to pull out due to injury. Daniel Cormier took Gustafsson's spot in the fight and now Gustafsson is left to try and fight his way back into the title picture.

Alexander Gustafsson will have some extra added pressure due to the fact that he will be fighting in front of tens of thousands of his loyal hometown fans. The fight will be taking place at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The actual gate has not been announced as of yet but you can safely assume that there will be 20,000+ plus people in attendance.

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Despite Anthony Johnson's very impressive resurgence in the UFC, Alexander Gustafsson is the clear favorite heading into tonight's fight.

Here are the current odds:

Alexander Gustafsson, -325
Anthony Johnson, +250

According to these odds, Gustafsson is a 76.34% favorite to win while Anthony Johnson is being given a 28.57% chance of winning.

Finally, here is the over/under round line:

Over 2.5 Rounds, 1.62
Under 2.5 Rounds, 2.30

The general consensus is that Alexander Gustafsson should win the fight via unanimous decision. That being said, both men have knockout power so this fight should be very fun to watch.


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