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Jimi Manuwa


Win Rate
74 %
Finish Rate
94 %
Decision Win %
50 %

Jimi Manuwa

6' 0 (183 cm)
80 in. (6' 8/202 cm)
United States
Main Division
Light Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Ricardo da Silva
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Manuwa was born in California and lived there until three when his father moved the family back to Nigeria. He moved to London, England at ten. He got in trouble as a teen and did not finish school. After being convicted of conspiracy to burgle, he was sent to prison in 2002 and got out in 2003.
Fighter Trivia
Manuwa's parents are Nigerian however he was born in California and spent his early years in Nigeria before settling in London at the age of 10. MTV UK did a documentary on MMA in the UK, with Manuwa, Jack Marshman and Cory Tait being filmed in the build-ups of their fights and the training and lifestyles involved. In 2014, Manuwa showed off his tattoos for PETA's anti-fur "Ink Not Mink" ad campaign.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Błachowicz
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Two time) vs. Ovince Saint Preux and Corey Anderson
  • Ultimate Challenge MMA: UCMMA Light heavyweight Championship (One time; first)
  • Ultimate Challenge MMA: Five successful title defenses
  • MMAjunkie.com: 2018 Round of the Year (Round 1) vs. Thiago Santos
  • MMAjunkie.com: 2018 December Fight of the Month vs. Thiago Santos

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