British light heavyweight Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa was looking to stay unbeaten heading into the main event of BAMMA 8 this past December.
Against Anthony Rea, a veteran fighter from France, Manuwa took on a foe who came in on a five-fight win streak with five stoppages, including a one-minute TKO of UFC vet Sean Salmon.
In the latest installment of HDNet Fights Video Vault – our fight-of-the-week feature – we look back at the fight.
Each week HDNet and MMAjunkie.com release a new and exclusive fight from the ever-growing HDNet Fights video library. Stunning knockouts, slick submissions, shocking finishes and legendary brawls are the norm for this weekly feature.
Manuwa vs. Rea is no exception.
Manuwa (10-0 MMA at the time) came into the fight with all 10 of his wins by stoppage – with nine knockouts or TKOs and a submission. Rea (21-14 MMA before the fight) came into the bout with a who's-who of names on his fight resume, including
Rich Franklin, Jason MacDonald, Marvin Eastman and Vitor Belfort.