Check out the fighter staredowns for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 107 event in London, England.
UFC Fight Night 107 is fast approaching. In just one day, 26 fighters will look to prove their divisional worth at the O2 Arena in London, England, which marks the first British UFC event of the year.
The fighters squared off during Thursday’s media day and will staredown once more at the ceremonial weigh-ins on Friday.
Headlining the event will be top light heavyweight contenders Jimi Manuwa (16-2 MMA 5-2 UFC) and Corey Anderson (9-2 MMA 6-2 UFC).
The British-based Manuwa will be fighting in his backyard of London, and will look to add another highlight reel KO to his resume after brutalizing Ovince Saint Preux at Manchester’s UFC 204 pay-per-view in October of last year. Manuwa, the No. 4 ranked light heavyweight in the world, has only dropped losses to divisional standouts Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, losing to both men via TKO/KO.
His opponent, 27-year-old Anderson, dropped a split decision loss to ‘Shogun’ Rua last year but rebounded with a TKO win against Sean O’Connell at UFC Fight Night 102. The Illinois-based talent is the LHW winner of The Ultimate Fighter 19 and holds wins over the likes of Fabio Maldonado and Tom Lawlor.
Both men will look to edge closer to a title shot with a win on Saturday night.
In the co-main event, SBG Ireland product Gunnar Nelson will take on Alan Jouban in what promises to be an exciting stylistic matchup. Nelson, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and karate-based fighter, submitted Albert Tumenov in his last bout but dropped a decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 194. Jouban, a former Muay Thai practitioner, is on a three-fight win streak and last fought against Mike Perry at UFC on FOX 22, beating the 25-year-old in a comfortable decision win.
Check out the full fight card below:
Main Card (5 PM ET/2 PM PT)
Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson
Alan Jouban vs. Gunnar Nelson
Brad Pickett vs. Marlon Vera
Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Preliminary Card (1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT)
Joseph Duffy vs. Reza Madadi
Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart
Timothy Johnson vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Tom Breese
Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque
Ian Entwistle vs. Brett Johns
Scott Askham vs. Brad Scott
Lina Akhtar Lansberg vs. Lucie Pudilova
UFC Fight Night 107 takes place this Saturday, March 18, at the O2 Arena in London, England.