Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna
Round 1: Marc Goddard is in charge of this light heavyweight bout. The men tie up and Te Huna hurls Gustafsson to the canvas. Te Huna looking strong in side control, wrapping Gustafsson’s head and arm and landing short punches. Gustafsson regains his guard, but Te Huna is keeping very busy on top with punches and elbows. Gustafsson gets loose and scrambles to his feet. Te Huna pins him against the cage, can’t complete the takedown and gets caught in a loose guillotine.
Te Huna gets his head loose, but Gustafsson powers him to the ground with a takedown. He tries to transition on top and go for a kimura, and Te Huna stands. Gustafsson stuffs a shot and instantly spins to the back. Gustafsson sinks his hooks in, then a rear-naked choke. Te Huna rolls and survives, only to eat a barrage of hard punches and have the choke reapplied. This time it’s tight and Te Huna has no choice but to tap at 4:27 of the first round.