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Gunnar Nelson. Alexander Gustafsson.
Those two men proved their worth on the main card. They had very different performances, but that was not a bad thing.
Nelson completely overwhelmed Omari Akhmedov, dropping him early in the fight and riding him like a bronco for the rest of the duration. He mounted him quickly and eventually found a submission to coax the tap from the Russian.
With the win, Nelson becomes one of the hottest prospects in any division. He earns himself a top opponent in his next bout, as the undefeated prospect from Iceland has shown to have a fearful skill set.
As for Gustafsson, the Swede overcame a dangerous striker in Jimi Manuwa to score a knockout of his own. Not only that, but he showed good wrestling early on to round off his arsenal.
Whether or not he gets the next crack at the title remains to be seen. However, most fans believe he definitely earned the next light heavyweight title shot.