Jimi ManuwaA battle of strikers will go down at UFC on Fuel 7 in England as British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa returns to face Cyrille Diabate on the card.

UFC officials announced the new fight on Friday.

With a perfect 12-0 record, Jimi Manuwa famously turned down two previous offers from the UFC because he didn’t feel he was quite ready for an Octagon debut.

When the time was right however, Manuwa signed and proceeded to blast former Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyle Kingsbury with strikes to win in his UFC debut.

Now the British banger will face off with another top striker, and one of the tallest competitors at light heavyweight.

Frenchman Cyrille Diabate has looked for a consistent streak since coming to the UFC, but lately he’s started to find his stride with two wins in a row.

Now Diabate will travel to England to face one of the most explosive fighters in the sport when he faces Manuwa as he looks for his third consecutive victory.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Jimi Manuwa fought Jan Blachowicz at UFC Krakow with three tore ligaments in his knee

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

In retrospect, it's a miracle Jimi Manuwa even made it to the cage. Manuwa captured a hard-fought decision over Polish light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz in UFC Fight Night 64's co-main event, and thou read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 results: Jimi Manuwa outstrikes Jan Blachowicz to take decision

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

Jimi Manuwa had to take a fight to the judges’ scorecards to win at UFC Fight Night 64, but got the nod over Jan Blachowicz.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 results: Jimi Manuwa decisions cautious Jan Blachowicz

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

Polish mixed martial arts (MMA) standout, Jan Blachowicz, was out to prove that he belonged among the top Light Heavyweight talent earlier today (April 11, 2015), taking on No. 9-ranked Jimi Manuwa a read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 Results: Jimi Manuwa Topples Jan Blachowicz in Poland

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

Jimi Manuwa got back in the chase for the title at UFC Fight Night 64 on Saturday, besting Jan Blachowicz on the Polish fighter's home turf in Krakow. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz full fight video preview

  • 17 days ago
  • 88 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its debut in Poland later today (Sat., April 11, 2015) from inside the Krakow Arena with UFC Fight Night 64, featuring a light heavyweight co-main event read news >>

With Rampage Jackson out, Steve Bosse faces Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

With Rampage Jackson sidelined after a judge granted Bellator MMA a preliminary injunction earlier this week, the UFC has slated Steve Bosse against Fabio Maldonado for UFC 186 on April 25.Bosse, a f read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 fight card: Jimi Manuwa vs Jan Blachowicz fight preview

  • 19 days ago
  • 6 views

Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz will hunt for the knockout this Saturday (April 11, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 64 inside the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland. In a battle of dangerous strikers, what adjus read news >>

Video: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Mirko Cro Cop, Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz staredowns from UFC Fight Night 64 media day

  • 20 days ago
  • 14 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its debut in Poland this Saturday (April 11, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 64 inside the Krakow Arena. Headlining the UFC Fight Pass mixed martial arts (MM read news >>

The MMA Hour - 276 - Jimi Manuwa

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

Jimi Manuwa will preview his UFC Fight Night Krakow bout against Jan Blachowicz. read news >>