On paper, perhaps this Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa” card should have been the show the UFC used to officially launch UFC Fight Pass, their subscription-based online network, instead of last weekend’s “The Ultimate Fighter China Finale.”
This lineup features better matchups, more recognizable names, and most importantly, a main event with title implications.
All signs point to former light heavyweight top contender Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) getting another crack at champ Jon Jones – assuming “Bones” retains his throne against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172, of course – should he beat Jimi Manuwa this weekend.
O2 Arena in London, England hosts the festivities.
Once again, every scrap is available exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The first preliminary bout kicks off at 12:30PM ET/9:30AM PT, with the main card beginning immediately after at 3PM ET/12PM PT.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 12:30PM ET/9:30AM PT)
Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris
Danny Mitchell vs. Igor Araujo
Davey Grant vs. Roland Delorme
Brad Scott vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva
Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson
Ilir Latifi vs. Cyrille Diabiate
(UFC Fight Pass 3PM ET/12PM PT)
Gunnar Nelson vs. Omari Akhmedov
Brad Pickett vs. Neil Seery
Melvin Guillard vs. Michael Johnson
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa