Crunching Numbers: Why Positional Control Is Key to Understanding Gustafsson vs. Silva

As the long drought in UFC events comes to a close next weekend, MMA fans will be treated to a thoroughly intriguing event in UFC on FUEL TV 2. This is notable for two reasons, not least of which is that this marks the UFC’s debut event in Sweden. The most important consideration, though, is what the main event between Alexander Gustafsson and Thiago Silva will tell us about the future of the light heavyweight division. Gustafsson enters this bout regarded by some as the next great UFC light he…

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