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The Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden will be playing host to an intriguing Light Heavyweight fight this weekend pitting Alexander Gustafsson against Glover Teixeira.

Heading into this fight, Alexander Gustafsson is the #1 ranked fighter in the Light Heavyweight division, while Glover Teixeira is ranked #2. With Daniel Cormier slated to square off against Jon Jones this summer, you can safely assume that the winner of Gustafsson/Teixeira will get the next shot at the title. So, as you can see, there is plenty on the line heading into this tilt.

Both men are coming off of wins, with Gustafsson most recently defeating Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira beating Jared Cannonier.

Alexander Gustafsson will be fighting in front of his home fans so he will have the significant hometown advantage, which shows itself in the odds for this fight. Gustafsson is seen as the more complete fighter and will also enjoy a 3 inch reach advantage over Teixeira. Both men have fought for the title, with Gustafsson having lost to both Jones and Daniel Cormier in absolute nail biters.

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Here are the odds for Saturday night's fight:

Alexander Gustafsson, 1.31
Glover Teixeira, 3.60

The odds are trending greatly in Gustafsson's direction, as he was a 1.57 favourite when the odds for this fight first opened. Teixeira, on the other hand, opened at 2.35 and is now a 3.60 underdog, which is an incredible move.

Here are the method of victory odds:

Alexander Gustafsson by KO, TKO or Disqualification, 1.90
Alexander Gustafsson by Decision, 3.30
Glover Teixeira by KO, TKO or Disqualification, 5.50
Glover Teixeira by Decision, 7.50
Draw, 67.00

Here are the round betting odds:

Gustafsson in Round 1, 5.00
Gustafsson in Round 2, 7.00
Gustafsson in Round 3, 13.00
Gustafsson in Round 4, 17.00
Gustafsson in Round 5, 21.00
Gustafsson via Points, 3.30

Teixeira in Round 1, 9.50
Teixeira in Round 2, 15.00
Teixeira in Round 3, 23.00
Teixeira in Round 4, 29.00
Teixeira in Round 5, 34.00
Teixeira via Points, 7.50
Draw, 67.00

The over/under for this fight is currently set at 2.5 rounds:

Over 2.5 Rounds, 1.72
Under 2.5 Rounds, 2.10

Finally - will the fight go the distance?

Yes, 2.50
No, 1.50

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In my opinion, Gustafsson is just too strong and too complete to lose in front of a rabid Swedish crowd. I'm looking for Gustafsson to stop Teixeira via strikes in the 2nd or 3rd round.