Tuesday, August 14, 2012

UFC on FUEL TV 5 – Gunnar Nelson vs. Pascal Krauss & Jimi Manuwa vs. Kyle Kingsbury Added To Card

Jimi Manuwa - image via @posterboyjm on Twitter

Two more bouts were confirmed for the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV: Struve vs. Miocic event to complete the UK card. Meeting in a welterweight match will be undefeated fighter Gunnar Nelson (9-0-1) and Pascal ‘Panzer’ Krauss (10-1), while recently signed newcomer Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa (11-0) faces Kyle ‘Kingsbu’ Bingsbury (11-4, 1NC) in a light heavyweight match.
The promotion announced both fights at UFC.com on Tuesday.
Undefeated Icelandic welterweight Gunnar Nelson, who has finished all of his opponents, looks to extend that streak to 10 as he takes on German-born Pascal Krauss.
Another undefeated prospect joins the UFC on that card as English light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa gets his first Octagon opponent in Kyle Kingsbury.
UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic (aka UFC on FUEL TV 5) is expected to take place on September 29, 2012 at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England in Great Britain.
Nelson brings a ten bout undefeated streak into the Octagon with nine finishes under his belt and two IBJJF Pan American Gold medals in Gi and No-Gi competition. The Icelandic fighter earned a victory last February at a local event in Ireland, finishing his Ukrainian opponent with a first round armbar submission.
Krauss had his ten fight win streak stopped last May in his second Octagon appearance. The German fighter was handed his first career loss by John Hathaway, losing a decision to the Brit at UFC on FOX 3. ‘Panzer’ debuted with the UFC in November 2010 at UFC 122, winning a decision over Mark Scanlon and a “Fight of the Night” bonus. In between bouts, Krauss was out with a shoulder injury.
Manuwa is undefeated in eleven pro-matches, having never gone the distance in a fight with eleven finishes. Only one of this victories came by submission with the other ten coming via (T)KO. His most recent win took place this past December, earning a first round TKO (retirement) win in his BAMMA debut versus opponent Antony Rea.
‘Kinsbu’ has lost two straight matches, having tapped out in his last fight this past May to Glover Teixeira at UFC 146. The other loss was to TUF 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar by decision, in November 2011 at UFC 139. Kingsbury has so far gone 4-3 inside the Octagon since debuting at the TUF 8 Finale against Tom Lawlor.