UFC Vegas 36: Alexander Gustafsson has been pulled out from the fight against Paul Craig

Alexander Gustafsson will not be fighting against Paul Craig on September 4th according to sources.

Alexander Gustafsson
Alexander Gustafsson

Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson has been pulled out from the fight against Paul Craig at UFC Vegas 36.

It has been a year since the former light-heavyweight contender has stepped into the octagon. He is a three-time title challenger and considered one of the greatest fighters to not win the belt. Alexander Gustafsson was scheduled to take on Paul Craig at UFC Vegas 36. The event takes place on September 4th. MMAJunkie has confirmed that the fighter will be pulled out from the bout.

According to reports, it is suggested that the fighter is facing injury which has stopped him from taking on the fight. The nature of the injury has not been revealed. UFC is yet to make an official decision about this injury. UFC Vegas 36 is supposed to take place in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

UFC yet to decide who will replace Alexander Gustafsson against Paul Craig

Alexander Gustafsson UFC Vegas 36
Alexander Gustafsson

Gustafsson’s last fight in the octagon was against Fabricio Werdum at UFC Fight Night 174. That was his debut in the heavyweight division after his successful career as a light heavyweight fighter. Alexander lost via submission in the first round. It looks like the former title contender’s return will have to wait longer. He has a record of 18-7-0 in his career.

As far as Paul Craig is concerned, the fighter is riding on a four-fighting winning streak. He is 4-1 in his last four fights with a draw against Mauricio Rua. His last fight was an amazing finish against Jamahal Hill at UFC 263 in the very first round. Currently, Paul has no official opponent for the September 4th event which is headlined by a middleweight matchup of Derek Bunson vs Darren Till.

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