In the headliner of “UFC on ESPN+ 11″ Anthony Smith (32-14 MMA, 8-4 UFC) upset three-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson (18-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who was fighting in front of his home fans.
Smith submitted Gustafsson in the fourth round. After that Gustafsson surprised the crowd by announcing his retirement!
The light heavyweight bout was the main event of Saturday’s show.
“Show’s over guys”, he said and then exited the cage for what could be the final time.
Gustafsson just took off his gloves.
“What can I say? The show is over, guys.”
And then he put the gloves on the mat and walked away. pic.twitter.com/QY42LFkNzM
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 1, 2019
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