The UFC today added additional fights to the card set for The O2 in London on Saturday, March 18. Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT LONDON will go on general sale on Friday, January 27 and are expected to sell out quickly.
On the back of a spectacular knockout at UFC 204: BISPING vs. HENDERSON 2 where he faced Ovince Saint Preux, which also earned him a performance of the night bonus, No.5 ranked light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa (16-2; fighitng out of London, England) takes on No. 9 ranked Corey Anderson (10-2; fighting out of Robbinsville, NJ, USA). In a division that’s relatively shallow this bout makes sense given recent bookings of alternative and higher ranked opponents that will advance Manuwa’s advance towards title contention.
Also announced Ireland’s Joe Duffy (15-2; fighting out Donegal, Ireland) will face Sweden’s Reza Madadi (14-4; fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden) in a lightweight clash. With 13 of his 15 professional bouts not getting out of the first round, Duffy will be looking for that quick finish once again. Duffy, who recently announced he will fight out his existing contract will be also keen to shine with a view to bolstering whatever contractual negotiations follow this bout.
Lina Lansberg (6-1; fighting out of Malmo, Sweden) made her UFC debut last year against one of the toughest women in combat sports, Cris Cyborg. Lansberg will return to the Octagon against Veronica Macedo (5-1-1; fighting out of Poznan, Poland) who also made her Octagon debut last year.
Finally, No.13 ranked Polish Daniel Omielanczuk (19-6-1, 1NC; fighting out of Warsaw, Poland) will take on No.14 ranked Timothy Johnson (10-3; fighting out of Fargo, North Dakota, USA) in a heavyweight battle. A victory for either man will surely propel them into the top ten of the division and announce to the world their title intentions.