Undefeated British light heavyweight and current UCMMA champion, Jimi Manuwa has reportedly accepted amulti-fight contract to fight under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, with his first fight likely to come on the UFC on FUEL TV 5 card set for September 2th in Nottingham, England.
The news comes via Fighters Only Magazine after speaking to sources close to the situation. MMABay.co.uk has since confirmed the news to be true. Manuwa turned down the opportunity to sign with the Las Vegas based promotion in the past because he had been absent from competition for a prolonged period of time and wanted to shake any ring-rust.
Manuwa brings with him an 11-0 record to the octagon with ten wins coming by way of TKO or KO and the other ending via guillotine choke. Nine of his eleven career wins have ended in the very first round. Stay tuned to MMABay for news on who he’ll face on his octagon debut as we get it.