Sep 21, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Alexander Gustafsson (left) fights Jon Jones during their Light Heavyweight Championship bout at UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jimi Manuwa vs Alexander Gustafsson first staredown

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The UFC is going back to London on March 8th for a huge UFC Fight Fight Night event. In the main event of the evening, undefeated English prospect, Jimi Manuwa, takes on the former #1 contender, Alexander Gustafsson, in a fight that could determine the next in line for the Light Heavyweight title shot.

The UFC is in London this week for the media tour in preparation of the big event. Today, Gustafsson and Manuwa faced off for the first time. The UFC posted the picture on their Instagram:

This fight is monumental in the UFC’s 205 pound division. Manuwa is likely the last prospect the UFC has in the Light Heavyweight division, and he is getting a huge test in Gustafsson. If Manuwa is able to beat Gustafsson, the UFC will have a new marketable face in the British market. If Gustafsson pulls off the victory then fans will be treated to the epic rematch between him and Jon Jones.

Here is the UFC Fight Night 37 card thus far:

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa
Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson
Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett
Cyrille Diabate vs. Ilir Latifi
Gunnar Nelson vs. Omari Akhmedov
Davey Grant vs Roland Delorme
Igor Araujo vs. Danny Mitchell
Phil Harris vs. Louis Gaudinot
Bradley Scott vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva
Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson

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Tags: Alexander Gustafsson Brad Pickett Cyrille Diabate Ian McCall Jimi Manuwa Melvin Guillard Ross Pearson UFC Fight Night 37

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