twitter google

UFC 191: Daniel Cormier Vs. Alexander Gustafsson Booked

ufc 191

Daniel Cormier’s first title defense will not be against Ryan Bader, as the light heavyweight champion will instead meet Alexander Gustafsson at a date yet to be determined.

Officials announced the bout Wednesday night.

Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, won the title when he submitted Anthony Johnson last month. The UFC stripped Jon Jones of the belt after his incident in New Mexico involving an alleged hit-and-run.

After his win, Cormier (16-1) and Bader got into a heated exchange at the post-fight press conference. Both sides appeared content with settling the score in the Octagon, as they were originally set to meet this weekend.

On Twitter, “DC” responded to a post about Bader feeling “salty” over being passed over, stating “I would be very upset!”

Gustafsson (16-3) is coming off a knockout loss to Johnson that dropped him from the role of No. 1 contender. After a tough decision loss to Jones, he rebounded to finish Jimi Manuwa before the loss to Johnson.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 188: Pitbull vs. Weichel 2

Event Date: November 16, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura

Event Date: November 19, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum

Event Date: November 25, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale

Event Date: December 1, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2

Event Date: December 2, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 189: Carvalho vs. Sakara

Event Date: December 9, 2017
Broadcast: TBD