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Maldonado vs. Kruth Set For UFC Nottingham

Light-heavyweights Jorgen Kruth and Fabio Maldonado will square off on the UFC On Fuel 5 card in the UK.

Author: Jay Furness (@JayFurnessMMA)


UFC On Fuel 5 has had another interesting bout added to the fight card as light-heavyweights Jorgen Kruth and Fabio Maldonado are set to do battle in a light-heavyweight contest in Nottingham.

Brazil's Maldonado (18-5), a well versed professional boxer, found his last win in the UFC on UK soil when he stopped James McSweeney with strikes at UFC 120. Since that bout almost two years ago, he has dropped two very close decisions and looked destructive in defeats to Kyle Kingsbury and Igor Pokrajac. With good performances to his credit, he is almost due a win and he'll be looking to derail his undefeated Swedish opponent.

Kruth (5-0) was set to make his UFC debut on the Sweden card in April, but injury sidelined him. Now the UFC is back in Europe, he can try again but faces a very tough debut. However, he is also an expert in the striking arts, with world Muay Thai titles to his credit and a quick foray into pro boxing. His style makes for a very entertaining tussle in Nottingham.

With one debuting and the other desperate for a win after back-to-back losses, these two heavy-hitters will meet in the centre and put on a show for the UK UFC fans in the Midlands. Expect an exciting battle while it lasts.

This adds to the growing card which will be headlined by Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic.

The UFC On Fuel 5 fight card on September 29th so far looks like this:

Stipe Miocic vs. Stefan Struve
Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah
Brad Pickett vs. Yves Jabouin
Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman
Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig
Andy Ogle vs. Akira Corassani
Jason Young vs. Robbie Peralta
Fabio Maldonado vs. Jorgen Kruth

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