Before the main card broadcast for UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic begins, six preliminary bouts will kick off the night on Facebook at roughly 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT.
With the card fast approaching, here are my UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic preliminary card predictions.
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Kyle Kingsbury (11-4, 1 NC) vs. Jimi Manuwa (11-0)
Jimi Manuwa is a highly touted striker coming into his UFC debut against Kyle Kingsbury. It would be in Kingsbury’s best interest to try and take the fight to the ground or he is going to get lit up in the striking department once again much like he did against Glover Teixeira in his last outing. With that said, Kingsbury have proved in the past to not have the best fight IQ and if he strikes for too long the fight won’t end well for him.
Prediction: Jimi Manuwa via TKO – Round 1
Lightweight Bout: Andy Ogle (8-1) vs. Akira Corassani (9-3)