Styles dictate fights, and Alexander Gustafsson spent three rounds on Saturday night ensuring that his fight against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua would be fought on his terms.
In the end, that strategy ultimately proved to be a successful one. More than the size difference or the age difference, the thing that won this match for Gustafsson was his refusal to let Shogun determine how the flow of this match would go.
Next up for Gustafsson? Most likely a battle against Lyoto Machida for the right to face the winner of Jon Jones versus Chael Sonnen. Next up for Shogun? Who knows.
Check out the highlights from this one in the video below.