Gustafsson, being a hometown hero, drew Swedish fans out in droves.
UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira pulled in 12,668 fans to the Ericsson Globe Arena, which accounted for a gate of $1.92 million U.S.
He had to go deep into the fight, putting Teixeira away in the fifth round, but when he landed a triple layer of uppercuts followed by a right hook, Ericsson Globe erupted for Gustafsson.
Not finished there, Gustafsson then proposed to his girlfriend in the Octagon. She said yes.