Manuwa vs OSP and Struve vs Magomedov targeted for UFC 204
<p><a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/8/3/12370404/jimi-manuwa-vs-ovince-saint-preux-stefan-struve-vs-ruslan-magomedov">A report</a> by MMAFighting has revealed that two bouts are under negotiation for UFC 204.</p>
<p>While the neither of the bouts nor the event have been officially announced by the UFC, light-heavyweights Jimi Manuwa and Ovince St. Preux as well as heavyweights Stefan Struve and Ruslan Magomedov are expected to clash on the card, which takes place in October.</p>
<p>#9 ranked Manuwa (15-2) has not fought since his knockout loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC 191 in September. Prior to that, the 36-year old Englishman won a unanimous decision over Jan Blachowicz last year in April. St. Preux (19-8), on the other hand, went the distance with former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a bout he took on short notice in April. Prior to that, the former UT football player scored a decision win over Rafael Cavalcante.</p>
<p>Stefan Struve (27-8) last fought at UFC Fight Night 87 in his home country of the Netherlands where he faced Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and won the bout with a knockout in just 16 seconds to earn himself a post-fight bonus. His opponent, Ruslan Magomedov (14-1) is on a nine-fight winning streak with his most recent victory being a decision over Shawn Jordan.</p>
<p>UFC 204 is expected to be headlined by a middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson in Manchester, England.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.