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Buzzfeed! UFC Fight Night 37: 'Gustafsson vs Manuwa' complete Fight Pass event details

Check out all the info you need regarding UFC Fight Night 37: “Gustafsson vs. Manuwa,” which takes place this afternoon (Sat., March 8, 2014) from 02 Arena in London, England. The main attraction features Alexander Gustafsson against Jimi Manuwa and the co-main event sees Melvin Guillard against Michael Johnson. UFC Fight Night 37 can only be seen only on UFC’s “Fight Pass” digital network.

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It's time for another edition of Buzzfeed!, breaking down UFC Fight Night 37: "Gustafsson vs. Manuwa," which takes place this afternoon (Sat., March 8, 2014) from O2 Arena in London, England.

Here is everything you need to know about the mixed martial arts (MMA) event that takes place in the Commonwealth.

Here we go:

Who: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa
What: UFC Fight Night 37
When: Sat., March 8, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. ET ("Prelims") and 3:30 p.m. ET (Main Card) on Fight Pass
Where: 02 Arena in London, England
Why It Matters: Alexander Gustafsson stole our hearts better than a diva ever could when he almost defeated Jon Jones at UFC 165 for the Light Heavyweight championship. "The Mauler" has a chance to earn a rematch if he wins today against England's own Jimi Manuwa, who happens to be undefeated (14-0), never needing to leave it in the hands of the judges.

What's Hot: The main event is quite scintillating and the co-main event happens to be a barnburner of epic proportions. Former training partners Melvin Guillard squares off against Michael Johnson, in what should be a fight filled with bricks of dynamite from the get-go.

The main card is also a four-bout affair and for us on the western side of the world, which means it happens to be more of a "fight day" instead of a "fight night."

In other words, you're free to do whatever you want with your Saturday night.

What's Not: If you're still a dinosaur who lives with their grandparents, chances are you don't have Fight Pass. We don't condone any sort of illegal activity here at Mania, so, it's the only way to watch this event.

Canadians, Europeans and other fine people of this world have access to the event on cable; however, in the United States, this event will be blacked out nearly everywhere. It all depends on if you're willing to dish out $10 for a library of fights and fight cards that happen to be overseas.

Apart from that, we don't have too many complaints ... except we can't help but notice Gustafsson may have gotten an easy fight against Manuwa (at least according to some).

New Blood: There are four fresh faces heading into London, with some of them having the most ridiculous nicknames you could ever imagine.

Neil "2 Tap" Seery (that's actually a really good one) comes in on short notice against Brad Pickett (who makes his Flyweight debut), possessing a record of 13-9. He's won four straight in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC).

Claudio Henrique da Silva will face Brad Scott on the under card. The Brazilian comes into this fight with a 9-1 record, only losing his first professional fight. His latest win is over former UFC dancing phenomenon Xavier Foupa-Pokam.

Danny "The Cheesecake Assassin" Mitchell goes up against Igor Araujo on the "Prelims" as well, entering this fight on a two-fight submission streak. He's currently 14-4-1.

Another CWFC vet makes his way into UFC, as middleweight Mats Nilsson faces a tough task against Luke Barnatt in the co-main event of the "Prelims."

Original Card vs. Actual Card: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was supposed to face Gustafsson in the main event, however, he pulled out of the bout just five days later and apart from being replaced by "Poster Boy," he had to endure some of Chael Sonnen's best work in years.

We were stiffed of a rematch between Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard, when the Sunderland-based lightweight suffered an injury. It would have been the second time these two sluggers would have fought, since their "No Contest" at UFC Fight Night 30 robbed us of a potential scrap of the year.

On the flip side, maybe we've got one with Michael Johnson in the picture, instead.

Ian McCall won't face Brad Pickett because of injury and he too suffered ridicule from "One Punch." Neil Seery replaces "Uncle Creepy" on the main card.

Last, and certainly not least, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18's Davey Grant will have to wait to score his first-ever win inside the Octagon because his fight against Roland Delorme was canceled at the very last minute (full details here).

How The "Prelims" Look: The entire event will be streamed on Fight Pass, so the "Prelims" aren't exactly stacked; however, they're still pretty damn good.

The fighter you've all been waiting to see make his return, light heavyweight Ilir Latifi, slugs it out against Cyrille Diabate in the main attraction, which will be the Frenchman's last fight.

You've got two Middleweight match ups immediately prior to that one, including Barnatt against Nilsson and da Silva versus Scott. Grant will face Delorme and the cheesecake dude faces Araujo.

The first fight of the night should be a doozy, as the lone Flyweight bout of the night pits Phil Harris against Louis Gaudinot.

Who Needs A Win Badly: Apart from "The Mauler" being in need of a win if he wants his immediate rematch, you've got both Flyweights who are 1-2 in their last three contests; therefore, a loss by way of a finish won't look so good for them.

The same goes for Delorme and Grant needs to win this fight if he wants a future in UFC.

Guillard only has two wins out of his past seven, yet if he fights with a vengeance, he should be safe.

Now, in terms of Latifi -- yeah, he's in dire need of a victory. Thanks much for saving a main event, but you're gone if you don't put it together.

(Fun fact: He has a win over current Bellator interim light heavyweight champ Emanuel Newton ... impressive).

Interest Level: 7/10

This is just another fun fight card. It's got title implications in the main event, a co-main event sure to be entertaining, rounded up with a bunch of other solid bouts.

Say what you will about "the network," but there are worse ways to be spending your Saturday. Just lie in your bed, open up the laptop and order a pizza.

There are some good fights here.

Here is the full UFC Fight Night 37 fight card:

Main Event:

205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa

Fight Pass Main Card (3 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Melvin Guillard vs. Michael Johnson
125 lbs.: Brad Pickett vs. Neil Seery
170 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. Gunnar Nelson

Fight Pass Prelims (12:30 p.m. ET):

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

Enjoy, beloved Maniacs.

Remember, too, that will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 37 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET, right on through the main card -- also on Fight Pass -- which is slated to begin at 3 p.m. ET.

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