UFC Fight Night 37’s main event is a light-heavyweight showdown between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa. Gustafsson was last seen going blow for blow with current pound for pound great Jon Jones. Gustafsson ultimately lost a razor thin decision but proved that he was one of the best fighters in all of MMA. Manuwa is undefeated in his MMA career and is looking to win his fourth bout in the UFC. Manuwa has finished every opponent in his MMA career.
Check out the play-by-play and result for the fight below:
Light Heavyweight Bout: Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) vs. Jimi Manuwa (15-0)
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves to start the fight. Nice jab by Manuwa. Gustafsson responds with a leg kick and jab. Nice leg kick from Gustafsson. Gustafsson dumps Manuwa with a takedown. Gustafsson looking for a kimura from half-guard. Manuwa escapes. Gustafsson goes for another shoulder lock but doesn’t get far with it. Gustafsson with a few shoulder strikes. Manuwa regains guard after Gustafsson tries to transition the crucifix position. Manuwa pushes Gustafsson off and gets to his feet! Gustafsson shoots for a takedown but eats a knee on the way in. Gustaffson with a nice 1-2 combo. The round ends with the two men at distance. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Gustaffson.
Round 2: Leg kick by Manuwa to open up the round. Gustafsson whiffs on a big uppercut. Manuwa gets hit with an eye poke which causes a pause in the bout. We resume a few moments later. Gustaffson with a few jabs and Manuwa whiffs with a big right hand. Big overhand right lands for Manuwa. Gustaffson with a huge knee that puts Manuwa on wobbly legs! A few more punches put Manuwa on his back. Two more punches on the ground and it’s over. Gustafsson absolutely obliterated Manuwa there.
Result: Alexander Gustafsson def. Jimi Manuwa via TKO (knee and punches) at 1:18 of round two
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