Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa staredown pic from UFC Fight Night 37 media event in London

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The UFC UK Twitter account today released a pic of these two top contenders, who will slug it out for a crack at the 205 pound crown. Early predictions?

Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson will headline the promotion's upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event at the O2 Arena in London, England, which takes place on March 8, 2014. Joining him in the UFC Fight Night 37 main event will be unbeaten 205-pound smasher Jimi Manuwa.

See the entire fight card and line up here.

A win for Gustafsson (15-2) likely guarantees him a shot at the 205-pound title, which will be contested between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in March. "The Mauler" has been able to keep himself "in the mix" by nearly breaking "Bones" at the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) last September.

But he's got some stiff competition.

Manuwa (14-0) has been flawless to date and a win here -- particularly a finish -- would likely steal the Swede's spot in line, or at least pull him in a tie with Daniel Cormier, who takes on Rashad Evans at UFC 170 next month in Las Vegas, Nevada (details).

Too bad you'll need Fight Pass to watch it.

In addition to Gustafsson vs. Manuwa, the next UFC event in London will feature a lightweight co-main event rematch between Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson, who battled to a "No Contest" last October after "The Real Deal" was busted open by way of accidental foul (pic).

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