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Jimi Manuwa

Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa
  • Name: Jimi Manuwa
  • MMA Record: 17-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Poster Boy
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1980.02.18
  • Last Fight: March 17, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Keddles Gym
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 79.5" (202cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $344,000 USD
  • Born: Nigeria
  • Fighting out of: London, England
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Gyms & Affiliations

Keddles Gym
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Jimi Manuwa MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Jan Błachowicz
17-3-0 21-7-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkov
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2018.03.17
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#11 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
UFC Fight Night 127 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:22 Round 1 of 3

Ch Volkan Oezdemir
17-2-0 14-1-0

Us UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2017.07.29
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#18 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC 214 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:05 Round 1 of 5

Us Corey Anderson
16-2-0 9-2-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2017.03.18
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#21 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC Fight Night 107 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:38 Round 2 of 3, 7:38 Total

Ht Ovince St. Preux
15-2-0 19-8-0

Gb UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.10.08
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#27 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 204 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Nikita Krylov UFC UFN 84 2016.02.27
Reason: Manuwa Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:28 Round 2 of 3, 5:28 Total

Us Anthony Johnson
15-1-0 19-5-0

Us UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.09.05
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
UFC 191 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Jan Błachowicz
14-1-0 18-3-0

Pl UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.04.11
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Maurício Rua UFC UFN 56 2014.11.08
Reason: Manuwa Broken Foot
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:18 Round 2 of 5, 6:18 Total

Se Alexander Gustafsson
14-0-0 15-2-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.03.08
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#21 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 37 Fight of the Night
UFC Fight Night 37 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
4:41 Round 2 of 3, 9:41 Total

Ca Ryan Jimmo
13-0-0 18-2-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Neil Hall
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Fr Cyrille Diabate
12-0-0 19-8-1

Gb UFC on FUEL TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.02.16
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Us Kyle Kingsbury
11-0-0 11-4-0

Gb UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.09.29
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Fr Antony Rea
10-0-0 22-13-0

Gb BAMMA 8: Manuwa vs. Rea
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.12.10
Odds: -850 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:14 Round 1 of 3

Gb Nick Chapman
9-0-0 2-0-0

Gb Cage Rage UK: UCMMA 24
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2011.10.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:08 Round 1 of 3

It Valentino Petrescu
8-0-0 8-0-0

Gb Ultimate Challenge MMA
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2010.08.07
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:19 Round 1 of 3

Reza Mahdavian
7-0-0 3-2-0

Gb Ultimate Challenge MMA

2010.05.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:58 Round 1 of 3

En Shaun Lomas
6-0-0 4-6-0

Gb Ultimate Challenge MMA
Main Event | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2009.12.05
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:22 Round 2 of 3, 9:22 Total

Gb Luke Blythe
5-0-0 3-2-0

Gb Ultimate Challenge MMA
Main Card | Title Defense | Light HW | 205 lbs

2009.08.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:03 Round 1 of 3

Gb Ryan Robinson
4-0-0 6-6-1

Gb Ultimate Challenge MMA
Main Event | Vacant Title | Light Heavyweight | 205

2009.05.09
Weigh-In: 203.9 lbs (92.5 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke

Gb Jamie Hearn
3-0-0 1-0-0

Gb Ultimate Challenge MMA

2009.02.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:35 Round 2 of 3, 6:35 Total

Gb Chris Greig
2-0-0 3-2-0

Gb Ultimate Challenge MMA
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.12.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:10 Round 1 of 3

Gb Dave Rintoul
1-0-0 0-0-0

Gb United Kingdom Regional
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.09.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:25 Round 1 of 3

Ie Tom King
0-0-0 0-0-0

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2008.07.26

Jimi Manuwa Wiki Update Wiki

Manuwa is one of the highest touted prospects in MMA due to the massive power he possesses in his hands that have led to a undefeated record with all but one of his wins coming by KO/TKO in the first round. Manuwa led a troubled life in his earlier years. He was expelled from schools, got into fights frequently and went to prison for his part in a burglary ring. After getting out of prison, however, he took up MMA and attempted to reform his character. He now aims to train youngsters in MMA so they have something to aim for and don't end up like he did in his earlier years. He had twice turned down offers from the UFC because he did not feel that he was ready yet. He has finished all fourteen of his wins including an impressive thirteen T/KOs.


After picking up an 11-0 professional record, Manuwa signed with the UFC in 2012 and made his debut on the UFC on Fuel 5 card in Nottingham, England. He would face off against Kyle Kingsbury and showcase his striking skills. The fight would be stopped at the end of the 2nd round after Kingsbury had his left eye completely closed from the punishment. He next fought French striker Cyrille Diabate at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald. At the conclusion of the 1st round, it was discovered that Diabate had sustained a calf injury and would not be able to continue, giving Manuwa his second straight win in the UFC and second straight fight that was stopped between rounds. He fought Ryan Jimmo at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England and was able to earn another TKO victory when the fight was stopped late in the second round due to a leg injury to Jimmo.


He would have a big test in his next fight against title contender, Alexander Gustafsson, in the main event of the UFC's return to London at UFC Fight Night 37. He would come up short losing his first MMA fight when he was TKO'd in the second round with an uppercut. The only bright side to the loss was that he also earned the Fight of the Night bonus.


His first fight back since he broke his foot in training, Manuwa discovered what it is like to be fighting in someone else's country, as he faced Polish fighter Jan Błachowicz, in Kraków, Poland, at FC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2. This did not effect Manuwa though as he won the bout via Unanimous Decision; getting him back into the win column.
FC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2

Last updated 04.12.2015, 10:51 PM ET
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