UFC 98: Houston Alexander vs Andre Gusmao

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Updated: January 28, 2009
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UFC light heavyweight Houston Alexander (8-4) will take on Andre Gusmao (5-1) at UFC 98 “Lesnar vs Mir II” on May 23 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alexander will look to break his current three fight losing streak against the 5-1 Brazilian. This fight is make or break for the Nebraska native, who debuted in the UFC with two consecutive wins over Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara.

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19 Comments

  1. Tim

    January 28, 2009 at 1:42 am

    This is do or die for him…he must win or he is gone….I hope they stack this card…i would like to see Bisbing fight on this one as well but thats not going to happen…

  2. roy

    January 28, 2009 at 2:19 am

    yeah the ufc needs to stack there cards and not try to short change us just becuase lesnar is on the card.

  3. Chris

    January 28, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Yep, Houston we may have a problem….lol..

    The dude seriously needs a solid statement AND win to stay alive. We all know what happens to UFC fighters after 3 losses (except for icons like Liddel, Couture, etc)..

    It will be off to Affliction or elsewhere for Alexander.

  4. roy

    January 28, 2009 at 2:45 am

    i just heard the wec is scrapping its ww devision the condit fight is off and he is off to the ufc, they said they are replacing it with 125lb class.his first fight he is headling a ufn against kampman.

  5. Kash

    January 28, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Thats crazy Roy, where did you hear that? I hope thats true because I would really like to see Condit fight in the UFC.

    I agree, do or die for Houston Alexander. If he loses he'll be off to Affliction just like Soku.

  6. roy

    January 28, 2009 at 5:51 am

    its out there, i saw it at 2 different sites already. and yeah this is houston's last chance i hope he does win.

  7. STEVEO

    January 28, 2009 at 6:44 am

    If you ever get a chance to meet him hes an amazing guy, hope he gets a big knock out win so he can keep livin the dream. I too would love to see condit fight in the ufc, good stuff. Did I hear someone say they are adding a 125 division in WEC? why dont they just have a couple 7th grade girls fight?

  8. Luke

    January 28, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Thats a bit harsh Steveo. In Japan there is a quite deep roster of Flyweight fighters, SHOOTO has a 123 lb division and its full of flying knees, Crazy spinning kicks, and alot of Weirdly flexible BJJ fighters

  9. STEVEO

    January 28, 2009 at 7:17 am

    i was just kidding. im sure its fun to watch i have a friend thats Midwest Cage Fighting champ at 140 and you are right some of those little guys can take a beating like I have never seen before, one of the big problems i see is that many guys 125 will likely lack ko power which doesnt make it that fun for me to watch but on the other hand there will be some bloody wars that should be pretty sweet

  10. Luke

    January 28, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I understand what your saying. Although a few 125lb fights end in KO's they dont really happen as much as the bigger guys, nor are they as devastating.

    Im a 135lb fighter (well i train and thats what i weigh) and i must admit i have never knocked anyone out.

  11. Luke

    January 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

    And to stay on topic, this is without a doubt Houston's last chance. I dont think he is UFC calibre. Sure, he's exciting but has been really exposed as mediocre at best. The Jardine fight was cool and so was the KO of Sakara, those performances could earn him decent money on the small circuit, just bill him as a UFC veteran, they do it with Dave Lee here in England and he has a UFC record of 0-2.

  12. STEVEO

    January 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

    true but you gotta admit the ufc has plenty of jobbers to fill the ring with and if it comes to it i would rather see houston and the chance of another amazing knockout than watch that kid that got his arm snapped a few weeks ago that had no business being in the ring

  13. tom

    January 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    who can houston beat???Just take him down ha

  14. tom

    January 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Sam sout vs Matt Wimand at 155 in cananda, should be a good fight

  15. john

    January 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Spellcheck, "Loosing" or losing?

  16. dane drebin

    January 28, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    houstons last chance for sure i like watching him hes exciting i hope he wins i dont know much about his opponent if hes a good ground fighter houston will prolly lose.

    and steveo i bet a lot of those 125 pounders would whoop ur ass man dont hate on them because they are small they are some of the most hard working guys in the sport and im glad wec is picking them up.

  17. the chad

    January 29, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Thats exactly right! U cant knock the little guys out!

    They never give up… crazy little pitbulls!!

  18. the chad

    January 29, 2009 at 9:43 am

    HOuston is a bad asss street braller! no skills…

    bad knock out punch and good in clinch!

    This guy had matt hughes skills ..he would be champ!

  19. RatAttack68

    February 15, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I agree Houston is fun to watch, but once he's on the mat its game over and everyone knows it. I'd say its bye bye Houston.

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