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Paul Sass set for action against Matt Wiman at UFC on Fuel 5

Unbeaten lightweight Paul Sass’ rumored match-up at UFC on Fuel 5 in Nottingham, England became reality last night when the 23-year old Brit announced on Twitter he was facing Matt Wiman at the September 29 show. Sass was first linked to the card after his win over Jacob Volkmann at UFC 146 when UFC President Dana White was asked about the organization’s upcoming return to the United Kingdom.

Sass holds an overall record of 13-0 with ten first-frame stoppages and twelve total victories by way of submission.

Comparably, Wiman is 14-5 and has never been tapped out in his eight-year career. The Ultimate Fighter alumnus has come out with his hand raised four of the last five times he’s fought, racking up wins over Cole Miller and most recently Mac Danzig along the way.

Other bouts scheduled for the event include Brad Pickett-Yves Jabouin as well as a headliner between Stefan Struve-Stipe Miocic. Nottingham product Dan Hardy is also expected to see action on the lineup.


  • Awesome…Sass of course has a great chance to land a triangle….but can he handle Wiman’s pace?Good matchmaking

  • MCM says:

    I like Wimans chances here. I think Wiman is THE most underrated LW in the UFC. I never understood why guys like J-Lau get top 10 fighters and Wiman is always stuck fighting (and beating) lower tier guys without getting the chance to move up.
    Not that I’m knocking Sass. This is actually good matchmaking, but if Matt wins, I’d like to see him against a guy like Petis.


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