The “UFC Tonight” crew of Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian and Gilbert Melendez discussed today’s main event fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa earlier this week.
The two light heavyweight will collide from London’s O2 Arena at UFC Fight Night, with Gustafsson looking to secure his standing as the No. 1 contender.
Here’s what each of the analysts on the show thought of the contest:
“Manuwa has finished everyone he’s fought and won every fight by stoppage. How do you not have a large amount of confidence with that?”
“Gustafsson has great footwork and he’s in and he’s out. He’s not just a boxer. He can hit you with elbows and use all eight limbs. He can wrestle and is very good on the ground.”
“What I like about him, he’s so composed in the pocket. He got great striking and he’s going to take some to give some. I like his technique. Hopefully he has the footwork.”