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‘Mr. Wonderful’ to Return on Short Notice Against Alexander Gustafsson


(As any rider could tell you, it’s the longest eight seconds of your life. Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

Just two months after his dominant UFC debut against Brian Stann at UFC 109, Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis (5-0) will reportedly return to the Octagon at UFC 112 (April 10th, Abu Dhabi), to face Swedish slugger Alexander Gustafsson (9-0). Gustafsson made his own UFC debut at #105, where he knocked out Jared Hamman in 41 seconds. (Video of that fight is after the jump, in case you don’t remember it.) It seems like the UFC wants to waste no time in fast-tracking one of these guys into light-heavyweight contendership, at the expense of the other.

For the record
, Davis ideally wanted to make his next UFC appearance in June, and graded his performance against Stann a B-. "I’d say that I need to refine everything," Davis told MMAFighting.com. "I can’t really say I need to do better at just this or that. I think my standup needs to get better, I think my wrestling needs to get better, I think my jiu-jitsu needs to get better, and I think I need to work at being more explosive." [Ed. note: No comment.]


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RwilsonR- February 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Mr. Wonderful looks really athletic and explosive. Can't speak much to his blue collar background and work ethic, though.
SumDumGuy- February 17, 2010 at 12:25 am
WAR Alex!!!

Mr. wonderful's winning day [I mean day!] in the UFC looks to be woderfully short.
Senile Dwarf- February 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm
And I'm guessing you have been out of America No times, and have met No Swedes hence your extensive knowledge and wisdom!
peanutbuttter- February 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm
PAhNG!
FRAGALOT- February 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm
his nick name is THE MAULER!!!
Choke A Bitch- February 16, 2010 at 10:17 am
Gustafsson's days in the UFC are numbered. Wild punches make for wild KOs, but let him do that against some top ten fighters who can stay in the pocket.
peckawoodd- February 16, 2010 at 9:45 am
Now if there's one group of people I hate it's the goddamn Swedes. You can't trust them far as you can throw them. But I'd still rather listen to these guys then Goldberg
h.o.n.k.y.k.o.n.g- February 16, 2010 at 7:43 am
Homeboy looks like he comes from the Chuck Liddell school of Hawaiian Kempo Eye Poke.

I predict that Mr. Wonderful will continue to dry hump competition to decision until Greg Jackson turns him into a finishing machine. Should be in about 2 years or so. Until then, I just hope he doesn't fight anyone with flashy standup that likes to entertain, because that's just a takedown recipe for wrestlers like him.
PortlandMMA- February 16, 2010 at 7:33 am
Seriously Mr. Wonderful has got to be the best nick name ever.
robthom- February 16, 2010 at 7:21 am
Alexander Gustafsson = the best nickname ever!

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