Alexander Gustafsson’s road to another UFC light heavyweight title will need to go through Jimi Manuwa, officials announced on Tuesday.
The two will be the main event for the March 8 card dubbed UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa. It will take place from London’s O2 Arena.
Gustafsson (15-2) was originally scheduled to meet Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but the Brazilian was forced out with a back injury. He lost to Jon Jones for the title earlier this year via decision.
Manuwa (14-0) has won all three of his UFC appearances, including a recent TKO over Ryan Jimmo.