After boxing for over a decade, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson decided to switch full time to MMA in 2007. Although Sweden has strong wrestling clubs they were not accepting MMA competitors for many years. Without their support Alex relied on his heavy hands and quick footwork to work his way into the UFC.
Since his first professional loss, Alex began working with Alliance Training Center in San Diego with the man who bested him, NCAA Div-I All American wrestler Phil Davis. He has also been growing Allstarts MMA into a flagship gym in Stockholm alongside longtime coach Andreas Michael.