Ryan Jimmo-Jimi Manuwa Confirmed for UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester
By: Sherdog.com Staff Aug 19, 2013
Unbeaten light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa
will have home-field advantage once again when he faces former MFC
champion Ryan Jimmo in
UFC officials Monday confirmed that the 205-pounders will square
off Oct. 26 as part of
UFC Fight Night 30 at Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England.
The matchup was first reported earlier this month by MMAFighting.com.
London-based Manuwa will look to improve on his perfect 13-0 record
in his third UFC appearance on English soil. The 33-year-old made
his Octagon debut last September with a second-round TKO of
Kingsbury, and then stopped Cyrille
Diabate after one round in February.
Jimmo, 31, strung together an impressive 17-fight winning streak
between 2007 and 2012, one which included a 7-second knockout of
Perosh in Jimmo’s UFC debut. The “Big Deal” dropped a unanimous
decision to James Te Huna
in his next outing, but got back on track in June with a lopsided
decision victory against Igor