UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa

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UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson  vs. Manuwa.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 8, 2014 (2014-03-08)
Venue The O2 Arena
City London, England
Attendance 14,604[1]
Total gate $2,000,056[1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler

UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa (also known as UFC Fight Night 37[2]) was a mixed martial arts event held on March 8, 2014 at the The O2 Arena in London, England.[3] The event was shown live in the UK on Channel 5 and BT Sport and in the USA on UFC Fight Pass.

Background[edit]

A bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa headlined the event.[3]

UFC President Dana White initially announced that a bout between Gustafsson and Antônio Rogério Nogueira would be headlining the event.[4] However, just 5 days after the fight was announced news came that Nogueira had to withdraw from the bout due to an injury.[5][6] Later, reports came that said that Nogueira had never agreed to take the fight against Gustafsson at all.[7]

Ross Pearson was expected to face Melvin Guillard in a rematch at the event. However, Pearson pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury and was replaced by Michael Johnson.[8]

Brad Pickett was expected to make his Flyweight debut against Ian McCall on this card.[9] However, on February 13, it was announced that McCall had pulled out of the bout and was replaced by promotional newcomer Neil Seery.[10]

A bout between Roland Delorme and Davey Grant was cancelled after the weigh ins the day before the event due to Grant suffering a torn meniscus.[11][12]

Results[edit]

Fight card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def. Jimi Manuwa TKO (knee and punches) 2 1:18
Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Melvin Guillard Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Brad Pickett def. Neil Seery Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Gunnar Nelson def. Omari Akhmedov Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:36
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi def. Cyrille Diabaté Submission (ninja choke)[13] 1 3:02
Middleweight Luke Barnatt def. Mats Nilsson TKO (head kick and punches) 1 4:24
Middleweight Cláudio Silva def. Brad Scott Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Igor Araújo def. Danny Mitchell Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris No Contest (overturned) 1 1:13 [a]
  1. ^ Originally a submission (guillotine choke) victory for Gaudinot , the result was changed to "No Contest" after Gaudinot tested positive for a banned diuretic during a post fight screening.[14]

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[16]

  • Fight of the Night: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • Performance of the Night: Alexander Gustafsson and Gunnar Nelson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 37 draws reported 14,604 attendance for $2 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. March 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Staff. "Jimi Manuwa meets Alexander Gustafsson when UFC returns to London in March". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Alexander Gustafsson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira set for march 8 in London". mmajunkie.com. 2013-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Antonio Rogerio Nogueira injured, out of Alexander Gustafsson fight". mmafighting.com. 2013-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Injury forces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out of bout with Alexander Gustafsson". mmajunkie.com. 2013-11-01. 
  7. ^ "UFC boss reveals: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira never agreed to face Gustafsson". mmajunkie.com. 2013-11-10. 
  8. ^ Staff. "Michael Johnson replaces Ross Pearson, meets Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Adam Guillen Jr. (November 8, 2013). "Brad Pickett drops down to flyweight, wants fight at UFC London event in March of 2014". mmamania.com. 
  10. ^ Staff (2014-02-20). "Irish newcomer Neil Seery meets Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 37 in London". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-03-07). "Saturday's UFC Fight Night 37 lineup loses a bout". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-03-08). "Report: Torn meniscus shelved Davey Grant from UFC Fight Night 37". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  13. ^ http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/garethadavies/100027599/ufc-dana-white-heralds-london-as-huge-success-for-fight-pass-praises-gustafsson-pickett/
  14. ^ John Morgan (June 29, 2014). "Louis Gaudinot tests positive for diuretic, suspended six months by UFC officials". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ John Morgan (2014-03-08). "UFC Fight Night 37 bonuses: Alexander Gustafsson earns dual awards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-08.