UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Manuwa Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

Scott Johnson

Alexander Gustafsson will step into enemy territory when he meets undefeated Jimi Manuwa in the main event of the latest installment of the UFC Fight Night series on March 8th. In his last appearance, Gustafsson fell just short of unseating the reining Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a 5 round fight that was easily one of the best bouts of the year. With another win, the Swede will most likely earn himself a return engagement with the champion later this year.

Opposing the Gustafsson will be dangerous striker Jimi Manuwa. After picking up a trio of wins to start his UFC run, the Nigerian born knockout artist has the opportunity to move within striking distance of his own crack at the gold with a convincing win. Manuwa has vanquished his first 3 opponents all inside the distance and a looks for a fourth win, but will be taking on easily the tough opponent of his career. Will the ‘Mauler’ hold serve as the top dog in the division or will a new contender make his claim or a World title shot.

In the co-main event a pair of former training partners collide as Melvin Guillard meets the fast rising Michael Johnson. On the heels of a pair of impressive wins over long standing veterans Joe Lauzon and Glieson Tibua, Johnson has an opportunity to add a third established name to the list in Guillard. Currently ranked 13th in division, a triumphant trip to London for Johnson should give him a realistic chance to crack the top ten. Melvin Guillard has had his ups and downs of late after a 5 fight winning streak spanning 2010 and int0 2011 had many talking title shot. A thunderous KO of Mac Danzig was followed by a ‘No contest’ against Ross Pearson after an accidental illegal knee. In spite of the official ruling it would appear that Melvin has at least temporarily righted the ship after a 1-4 run that cost him his position in the division.

Rounding out the 4 fight main card will be the Flyweight debut of Brad Pickett when he battles injury replacement and Cage Warriors 125 pound champion Neil Seery. Also on the main card, vaunted Icelandic grappler Gunnar Nelson returns to action against hard hitting Russian Sambo master Omari Akhmedov.

Make sure to check out the latest episode of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA predictions for all of your UFC Fight Night predictions. Josh Harper and the prediction panel will be providing their picks as well and the Kamikaze Overdrive Bet Pack will be available for purchase in the Bet Shop. Enjoy the fights!


145lbs- Cris Cyborg (16-1-0 1NC) vs Tonya Evinger (19-5-0)

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170lbs- C. Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) vs #1 Demian Maia (25-6-0)

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205lbs- #3 Jimi Manuwa (17-2-0) vs #5 Volkan Oezdemir (14-1-0)

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145lbs- #3 Ricardo Lamas (17-5-0) vs #15 Jason Knight (20-2-0)

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140lbs- #8 Aljamain Sterling (13-2-0) vs #14 Renan Barao (35-4-0 1NC)

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145lbs- #9 Renato Moicano (10-0-1) vs #8 Brian Ortega (11-0-0 1NC)

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205lbs- #1 Alexander Gustafsson vs. #11 Jimi Manuwa

155lbs- #13 Michael Johnson vs. Melvin Guillard

125lbs- Brad Pickett vs. Neil Seery

170lbs- Gunnar Nelson vs. Omari Akhemdov


205lbs- Cyrille Diabate vs. Ilir Latifi

185lbs- Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson

185lbs- Bradley Scott vs. Claudio da Silva

135lbs- David Grant vs. Roland Delorme

170lbs- Igor Araujo vs. Danny Mitchell

125lbs- Phil Harris vs. #11 Louis Gaudinot


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