Jimi Manuwa News

Jan 18, 2018 10:12 am

Jimi Manuwa makes his pick for Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 220, Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir will collide for the UFC light heavyweight title. All of the light heavyweight division’s top contenders will be watching on intently, eager to know which man they’ll be gunning for come Sunday morning. That includes British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa. Manuwa...

Jan 10, 2018 9:22 am

Jimi Manuwa shares his thoughts on Glover Teixeira after fight offer was declined

British light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa was hoping he’d be paired with Brazilian contender Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s March 18 return to London, England. Unfortunately for him, this option didn’t seem to interest Teixeira, which left him with no choice but to accept a London rematch with Jan Blachowicz, who defeated by decision several years ago....

Jan 4, 2018 5:57 am

Jimi Manuwa returns at UFC London in March

UFC light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa has been teasing fight news for several days, and now, his next fight is official. The Brit will return to the cage in his native London, England this March 17. His opponent will be Poland’s Blachowicz. Manuwa announced this fight on his official Twitter account. LONDON STAND UP!! ☝🏾...

Dec 29, 2017 6:26 pm

Jimi Manuwa Teases Fight News

The United Kingdom’s best Light Heavyweight has been looking for a fight ever since his last one ended. Understandably so, Jim Manuwa’s bout with Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 did not quite go as planned. The Brit was looking at a potential title shot with a big win over the man from Switzerland. Instead, it...

Dec 24, 2017 1:37 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jimi Manuwa explains why he still wants to fight David Haye

British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa is one of the best light heavyweight mixed martial artists on earth. And though he is currently riding a tough knockout loss to upcoming light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir, he is still only a win or two from his own shot at the belt. While Manuwa has plenty of...

Dec 18, 2017 7:42 am

Jimi Manuwa explains why he’s hesitant to call out “Shogun”

England’s Jimi Manuwa is one of the top light heavyweight contenders in the UFC. That said, his recent knockout loss to Volkan Oezdemir probably means he’s another impressive win away from a title shot. When weighing the options for Manuwa’s next fight, there are a few that really stand out. One is Glover Teixeira, who...

Dec 18, 2017 7:12 am

Jimi Manuwa calls for showdown with Glover Teixeira, Teixeira responds

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC on Fox 26, Brazil’s Glover Teixeira reasserted himself as one of the light heavyweight division’s top contenders by smashing the highly-regarded Misha Cirkunov to a first-round TKO. With this win, Teixeira might well have earned himself a shot at the winner of UFC 220’s...

Dec 14, 2017 12:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Jimi Manuwa discusses Volkan Oezdemir’s chances against Daniel Cormier

Back in July, on the main card of the stacked UFC 214, English knockout artist Jimi Manuwa stepped into the Octagon with Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a perceived light heavyweight number one contender fight. Unfortunately for Manuwa and his fans, this one went to Oezdemir, who won with punches in the first round. From...

Dec 13, 2017 2:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 62 // Curtis Blaydes | Leon Edwards | Jimi Manuwa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT! 8:15PM ET- Kicking things off tonight is heavyweight prospect Curtis “Razor” Blaydes. While it was just announced that Curtis is set to face Mark Hunt at UFC 221, we caught up with the Team Elevation product before the bout was made. Nevertheless, we spoke with Blaydes about...

Nov 9, 2017 1:56 pm

Jimi Manuwa Drops the Name He Wants to Fight Next

Before all hell broke loose, Jimi Manuwa was seemingly the next guy in line for a UFC light heavyweight title shot. Of course, then we were hit with a Jon Jones controversy and Manuwa was hit by Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214. That was at the end of July, now the hard-hitting Brit is ready...

Sep 16, 2017 8:02 am

Jimi Manuwa and David Haye Agree to Fight at the Beginning of Next Year

For all of you who thought Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was just a one-off thing, you may be wrong. As with many other things, McGregor seemingly has opened up the floodgates when it comes to MMA fighters crossing over to MMA. Jimi Manuwa has been talking about a possible match-up with heavyweight boxer and...

Jul 30, 2017 4:30 pm

Jimi Manuwa issues statement after quick KO loss to Volkan Oezdemir

On Saturday night, in the first bout of the stacked UFC 214 main card, British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa stepped onto the canvas with rapidly rising Swiss contender Volkan Oezdemir. The winner of this fight, it seemed, would become the next man in line for the winner of Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones light heavyweight...

Jul 29, 2017 7:25 pm

UFC 214 Results: Volkan Oezdemir destroys Jimi Manuwa (VIDEO)

A key light heavyweight bout between surging contenders Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir kicked off tonight’s UFC 214 pay-per-view main card in Anaheim, California. Round one begins and Oezdemir lands a hard leg kick. The fighters clinch and Manuwa lands a knee. He presses Volkan against the cage. Oezdemir comes forward and lands a hard...

Jul 28, 2017 9:58 am

Jimi Manuwa gives rather one-sided prediction for Jon ones vs. Daniel Cormier

Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will step into the Octagon with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch several years in the making. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community is torn in regards to their predictions for the fight. While...

Jul 26, 2017 6:56 am

Jimi Manuwa reaffirms that boxing match with David Haye is in the works for early 2018

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 214, England’s Jimi Manuwa will battle Volkan Oezdemir in what could well be a light heavyweight number one contender fight. From the sounds of it, however, a title shot isn’t the only big opportunity on Manuwa’s horizon. Speaking to BT Sport, Manuwa recently reiterated that his desired...

Jul 19, 2017 10:44 am

VIDEO | Jimi Manuwa goes off on Daniel Cormier in intense interview

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has a fierce rivalry with former champion Jon Jones. This rivalry will once again come to a head on July 29, when they battle for gold in the main event of the stacked UFC 214. Yet while this is Cormier’s most high-profile rivalry, it is certainly not his only...

Jul 4, 2017 11:15 am

Jimi Manuwa makes a confident pick for Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones fight

This July 29, in the main event of UFC 214, Daniel Cormier will attempt to defend his light heavyweight title against his fiercest rival and the only man he’s lost to: Jon Jones. Earlier that same night, England’s Jimi Manuwa will battle Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir in what appears to be a light heavyweight number one...

Jun 8, 2017 3:04 pm

Jimi Manuwa reveals Dana White promised him title shot with UFC 214 win

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight knockout artist Jimi Manuwa has been on a tear of the UFC’s light heavyweight division recently, going on a 2-fight win streak that has seen him knock out both Ovince Saint-Preux, and Corey Anderson. The back to back wins for Manuwa saw the English striker land at #2 on the...

Jun 4, 2017 12:14 pm

Jimi Manuwa discusses beef with “big, fat school bully” Daniel Cormier

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is scheduled to defend his title against former champion Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214. Earlier that same night, top light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa will take on the surging Volkan Oezdemir in what could well be a number one contender fight. Though Cormier and Manuwa...

Jun 1, 2017 1:02 pm

Jimi Manuwa shares incredible list of training partners for Volkan Oezdemir fight

Yesterday, we learned that British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa will take on fellow top-5 light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 this July 29 in Anaheim, California. While Manuwa is one of the most established names in the UFC light heavyweight division, Oezdemir remains a relative unknown among many fans, having burst into the top-5...

Jun 1, 2017 8:37 am

Jimi Manuwa promises knockout of Volkan Oezdemir in “risky” UFC 214 fight

Last weekend, Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an abrupt, first round knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov. With this win, Oezdemir earned himself a fight with the UFC’s third-ranked light heavyweight: British destroyer Jimi Manuwa. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Jimi Manuwa discussed this newly announced bout with Oezdemir. “It’s...

May 31, 2017 12:57 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 35 // Jimi Manuwa

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another streamlined show for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with the number 3 ranked light-heavyweight and knockout artist, Jimi Manuwa. Jimi has been campaigning for a shot at the strap and while his recent performances certainly warrant a title fight, the “Poster...

May 31, 2017 9:39 am

BREAKING | Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir collide at UFC 214

UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 in Anaheim, California, has grown by one massive light heavyweight showdown, as British bomber Jimi Manuwa will collide with slick Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a bout that could well produce the next contender for the UFC light heavyweight crown. Manuwa and Oezdemir hold the number three and...

May 30, 2017 7:21 am

Daniel Cormier: I’d sleep “Gustafsson’s cheerleader” Jimi Manuwa

Last weekend, during the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, British light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa was on site to support his training partner Alexander Gustafsson as he battled Glover Teixeira. When Gustafsson won this fight via fifth-round knockout, Manuwa was unsurprisingly supportive. Manuwa’s post-fight applause of Gustafsson generated a response from UFC light heavyweight...

May 29, 2017 8:34 am

After quick KO of Cirkunov, Volkan Oezdemir wants Jimi Manuwa

On Sunday afternoon, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, surging Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an upset, knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov – and he did it in just 28 seconds. With this win, Oezdemir solidified his status as one of the top light...