Although nothing has been confirmed for UFC 204 thus far, it seems that the event will be taking place in England with the headliner being a rematch between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson for the middleweight title. Now two more bouts have been rumored to be added to the card, a light heavyweight scrap between Jimi Manuwa and Ovince Saint Preux and a heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Ruslan Magomedov, according to MMAFighting.com.
Brits very own Jimi Manuwa (15-2) is an incredible talent in the light heavyweight division. Although he is coming off of a knockout loss against Anthony Johnson, Manuwa has shown that he belongs at the top of the division, with his only losses against top fighters Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafson. He will be looking to avoid two consecutive losses for the first time in his career against a very dangerous fighter in Ovince Saint Preux.
Saint Preux (19-8) is coming off of a loss against Jon Jones in a bout that although he didn’t win, ended up gaining a lot of respect and showed that he can hang around with the best fighters the division has to offer. Saint Preux has been 7-3 under the promotion, with all of his losses coming against top fighters Ryan Bader, Glover Texaria, and Jon Jones. Both OSP and Jimi Manuwa have shown that they can take out the majority of the division but have struggled against the elite fighters the light heavyweight division has to offer.
Another bout added is a heavyweight scrap between the 7 footer Stefan Struve and Russias Ruslan Magomedov.
Struve (27-8) is coming off of the biggest win of his career, a 16 second knockout in his hometown against Antonio Silva. Struve was one of the best talents the heavyweight division had to offer until suffering from heart conditions that kept him sidelined. He struggled to look like his old self when he came back from his medical condition but it seems that after his last victory he has gotten his confidence back and will be looking to carry that momentum into his next bout against Magomedov.
Magomedov (14-1) has looked phenomenal since joining the UFC, going a perfect 3-0. He has shown that he has some of the best wrestling the division has to offer and stylistically causes problems for almost every fighter in the division. This will be the biggest fight of his career thus far and if he is able to get the victory he will be able to get his name propelled into big fights in the very shallow heavyweight division.