The UFC has finalized the next UFC on FUEL TV card today when they added two fights to the fight card.
The new fights added to the fight card set for September 29th are Kyle Kingsbury (11-4, 1NC) vs. Jimi Manuwa (11-0) in a light heavyweight bout and Pascal Krauss (10-0) vs. Gunnar Nelson.
UFC officials made the announcement today on their website, but have not released which fights will take place on the preliminary and main card.
Manuwa will be making his UFC debut against Kingsbury and is known for being a finisher. He has won all of his fights by either knockout or submission and has never made it out of the second round. Nine of his eleven career victories have come in the first round, with eight of those wins coming by knockout.
Kingsbury is an alum of “The Ultimate Fighter” and is currently on a two fight losing streak. After his official UFC debut, he won four straight fights and won the fight of the night bonus in two of those fights.
Just like Manuwa, Nelson will be making his UFC debut on this card. After fighting to a draw in his professional debut, Nelson has won nine straight and all nine victories are by submission or knockout. His last four wins are by submission and all have come in the first round.
Krauss made his UFC debut earlier this year against John Hathaway and was defeated by unanimous decision on the UFC on FOX 3 card. Prior to coming to the UFC, he had won ten straight fights to start his career and nine of his wins are by submission or knockout.
UFC on FUEL TV 5 takes place from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham and the current fight card is below:
Stefan Struve (28-5) vs. Stipe Miocic (9-0)
Dan Hardy (24-10, 1NC) vs. Amir Sadollah (7-3)
Brad Pickett (22-6) vs. Yves Jabouin (18-7)
John Hathaway (15-1) vs. John Maguire (18-3)
Che Mills (14-5, 1NC) vs. Duane Ludwig (29-13)
Kyle Kingsbury (11-4, 1NC) vs. Jimi Manuawa (11-0)
Andy Ogle (8-1) vs. Akira Corassani (9-3)
Tom Watson (15-4) vs. Brad Tavares (8-2)
Pascal Krauss (10-0) vs. Gunnar Nelson (9-0-1)
Jason Young (9-5) vs. Robbie Peralta (15-3, 1NC)
Paul Sass (13-0) vs. Matt Wiman (14-6)
Jorgen Kruth (5-0) vs. Fabio Maldonado (18-5)