ilir-latifi-3.jpgThe official lineup for the UFC’s March return to England is set, and Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Ilir Latifi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will headline a six-fight preliminary card while Omari Akhmedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) opens a four-fight main card.

Featuring a light heavyweight matchup between Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and undefeated striking specialist Jimi Manuwa (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), UFC Fight Night 37 takes place March 8 at London’s O2 Arena.

The entire 10-fight events streams on UFC Fight Pass in the U.S. The six-bout preliminary card starts at 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. PT), and the four-fight main card follows at 3 p.m. ET.

The night’s co-feature sees lightweight Michael Johnson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) step in for an injured Ross Pearson and face Melvin Guillard (31-12-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC). Additionally, the main card also sees Ian McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) welcome Brad Pickett (23-8 MMA, 3-3 UFC) to the 125-pound division.

The complete UFC Fight Night 37 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3 p.m. ET)

  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • Melvin Guillard vs. Michael Johnson
  • Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Gunnar Nelson

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 12:30 p.m. ET)

  • Cyrille Diabate vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson
  • Brad Scott vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva
  • Roland Delorme vs. Davey Grant
  • Igor Araujo vs. Danny Mitchell
  • Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris

For more on the UFC Fight Night 37, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Ilir Latifi)

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