Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight preview

UFC Fight Night 176: Whittaker vs. Till is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum will take on Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 176 card.

In this post, we will break down Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 42-year-old, Fabricio Werdum is coming in with a 23-9-1 record. Werdum will be fighting for the first time since a loss via split decision against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje in May.

Gustafsson, meanwhile, is coming off a submission loss against Anthony Smith on May 9, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith and holds a 18-6-0 record.

Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson
6′ 4″
6′ 5″
231 lbs.
205 lbs.

Fabricio Werdum has an orthodox fighting stance with a 77″ reach. The 33-year-old, Alexander Gustafsson is an orthodox fighter with a 79″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Werdum comes in with 52% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.61 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Gustafsson fires at 40% accuracy, landing about 4.02 significant strikes per minute. Fabricio Werdum also has a 31% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.71 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Gustafsson’s 1.56 takedowns and 85% takedown accuracy.

Alexander spent on average 11:26 minutes in the Octagon and Fabricio has an average fight time of 10:44 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 176 is live in , who do you think will win, Fabricio or Alexander? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 176: Whittaker vs. Till
July 25, 2020
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson

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