UFC officials announced the fight on Monday, here is what UFC president Dana White said:
“After looking so impressive in his last fight at UFC 146, unbeaten Liverpool lightweight Paul Sass steps up to fight talented veteran Matt Wiman, who has won four of his last five fights.”
UFC on Fuel TV 5 takes place on September 29th at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The main event will feature Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight battle. The main card for this event will air on Fuel TV with the prelims expected to air on Facebook.
Submission specialist Paul Sass enters this fight coming off a victory over Jacob Volkmann at UFC 146 in May. Sass won the fight with a triangle armbar in the first round taking his unbeaten streak to )13-0). Sass won “Submission of the Night” in his promotional debut at UFC 120, and then defeated Mark Holst with a triangle choke before besting former TUF finalist Michael Johnson with a heel hook at a UFC Live event in October 2011.
UFC vet Matt Wiman earned “Fight of the Night” in his most recent bout against Mac Danzig at the UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson event in October 2011. The two men battled for three rounds ending with Wiman picking up a unanimous decision victory. The win over Danzig ws a nice way to bounce back from a prior somewhat controversial loss to German kickboxer Dennis Siver at UFC 132. Wiman is now given the task of handing Sass his first ever loss and advancing up the lightweight ladder.