Why has UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson won nine of his 10 fights inside the first round? If you ask him, it's all a part of his 'self-defense' strategy, one he intends to employ against Justin Edwards at UFC on FUEL TV 7 next month in London.
If indicative of a pattern, the Zuffa cuts of DaMarques Johnson and Rich Attonito should serve as a wake-up call to fighters on the verge: Favors don't carry as much weight anymore. Choose your fights carefully every time out.
Dan Hardy was not a sure thing for a UFC title shot, but with careful matchmaking, the UFC was able to develop the limited British fighter into a title contender. They need to do the same thing with Jimi Manuwa and Gunnar Nelson.
How and where to watch UFC on FUEL TV 5: "Struve vs. Miocic" MMA event near me, online, on TV, at a bar or on your phone (iphone/android) with this complete viewer's guide for the fights today (Sept. 29, 2012) from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
Part one of MMAmania.com's UFC on FUEL TV 5 preview breaks down two of five under card "Prelims" fights on Sept. 29, 2012: DaMarques vs. Gunnar Nelson and Jason Young vs. Robbie Peralta, which will air on Facebook.