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Jimi Manuwa Signs For UFC

Undefeated UK light-heavyweight Jimi Manuwa has signed for the UFC and will debut at UFC Nottingham in September.

Author: Jay Furness (@JayFurnessMMA)


Jimi Manuwa's name has long been associated with the 'big show'. After turning down a UFC opportunity in 2011 to give himself a chance to shake off some ring rust, Manuwa has now inked a deal with the promotion.

It has come to light via Fighters Only that 'The Poster Boy' will make his debut at the UFC On Fuel 5 card in Nottingham, England on September 29th.

With two fights and two first round stoppage wins since his last offer, Manuwa has upped his stock and gained more invaluable experience at BAMMA and UCMMA.

He nows stands at 11-0, with all of those wins coming inside the distance. Ten came via strikes, and that's the reason so many fans around the world have been excited to see him grace the UFC's Octagon.

Speaking to Your MMA in issue one of Your MMA Magazine, Manuwa said he was ready:

"I'm ready for my international stage now. When I go to the UFC I want people to know who I am and I want to be fighting top twenty fighters."

It is unclear who his opponent will be at the Capital FM Arena in September, but stay tuned to @YourMMA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/yourmma to keep updated. Visit www.ufc.com to purchase tickets.

Grab a copy of issue one featuring Manuwa FOR FREE when you buy issue two of Your MMA Magazine.

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