Ajax loader

Gb

Pro Record

"Poster Boy"

17-4-0

Jimi Manuwa

Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa

Fighter Details

  • 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
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Jimi Manuwa Light Heavyweight Ranking History

Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Jimi Manuwa ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Keddles Gym
(Primary)

Jimi Manuwa MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Show Detail View
info We're updating our layout. Expand individual bouts below, or all at once with the link above.

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
Wiki Contributors:

Jimi Manuwa News View All

Heading to Russia for the first time, the UFC made sure to pack the main card with as... (5 days ago)
Elizeu Zaleski has a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo on Sept. 22. The rising welterwe... (5 days ago)
Get the scoop on the main card action from UFC Moscow, including a light heavyweight ... (5 days ago)
RIO DE JANEIRO — Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo came close to headlining... (8 days ago)
Data: sobota, 22 września Transmisja: Fox Sports 1 Organizacja: Ultimate Fighting Champio... (9 days ago)
Tyron Woodley finished Darren Till with a d’arce choke at UFC 228. Pro fighters enjoy... (11 days ago)
The betting odds may continue to doubt him, but Tyron Woodley is still the UFC welter... (11 days ago)
Jessica Andrade scored an impressive KO win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228, in... (11 days ago)
  • MMAFighting.com : Cian Cowley re-signs with Brave CF, set to return in November
  • MMAFighting.com : Light heavyweight, lightweight playoffs set for PFL 9 in Long Beach
  • MMAFighting.com : Augusto Sakai thanks referee for late stoppage vs. Chase Sherman: ‘He deserved that beating in the end’
  • MMAFighting.com : Agent Malki Kawa sees Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson as logical return opponents for Jon Jones
  • MMAFighting.com : Johny Hendricks explains how USADA played role in UFC retirement decision, details scary weight cut
  • MMAFighting.com : Jessica Aguilar vs. Weili Zhang added to UFC Beijing
  • MMAFighting.com : Missed Fists: Top heavyweight prospect Ciryl Gane dominates at TKO, more
  • MMAFighting.com : Thiago Santos almost pulled out of UFC Sao Paulo main event with leg injury
  • MMAFighting.com : Thales Leites discusses why he knew it was the right time to retire
  • MMAFighting.com : Why has a prospective U.S. Presidential candidate been blasting UFC labor practices?
  • MMAFighting.com : Why has prospective U.S. Presidential candidate Andrew Yang been blasting UFC labor practices on social media?
  • MMAFighting.com : Watch The MMA Hour live now
  • MMAFighting.com : Watch The MMA Hour now
  • MMAFighting.com : The MMA Hour with Johny Hendricks, Malki Kawa, Bas Rutten, Karim Zidan and more at 12 p.m. ET
  • MMAFighting.com : The MMA Hour with Johny Hendricks, Malki Kawa, Bas Rutten, Karim Zidan and more
  • MMAFighting.com : The MMA Hour is live now
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre explains why he doesn’t want to fight Tyron Woodley ‘right now’
  • MMAFighting.com : Evan Dunham says he has no intention of returning to MMA
  • MMAFighting.com : Kajan Johnson talks split decision loss at UFC Moscow, clarifies comments about officials, Sean Shelby
  • MMAFighting.com : Andre Ewell says he’d finish Renan Barao in the first round if they met again