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This weekend, at UFC Fight Night 37, undefeated Englishman, Jimi Manuwa, takes on the toughest competition of his career when he faces off against former #1 Light Heavyweight contender, Alexander Gustafsson.
This bout is monumental in the Light Heavyweight division as both men are among the few remaining contenders for Jon Jones’ Light Heavyweight title. Gustafsson is coming off a razor close decision loss to Jon Jones back at UFC 165 in one of the greatest title bouts in MMA history. Many expected Gustafsson to get an immediate rematch with Jones, but the UFC decided to go another route.
Manuwa has a huge opportunity to play spoiler this weekend and cement himself as a contender to the Light Heavyweight championship. Manuwa is 3-0 in the UFC thus far, and has won all three fights by TKO. His last two opponents were forced to quit due to injuries. In Manuwa’s 14 fight career, he has finished every single one of his opponents. He plans to add Alexander Gustafsson to his list of victims this weekend.
Before his bout this weekend, Manuwa has been posting video blogs featuring his training and preparation for the bout. The blogs are very well made and give you a behind the scenes look at Jimi Manuwa. Check out all five videos below.