MMA Community reacts to today’s slugfest between Jan Blachowicz and Jimi Manuwa!
Blachowicz was able to drop Manuwa midway through the fights opening round, but Jimi would survive that early onslaught and proceeded to engage Jan in an intense slugfest.
In the end, Blachowicz was awarded a unanimous decision victory from the judges in attendance.
With that said, the real winner of tonight’s co-main event was the fans. Several MMA media members and fighters shared their thoughts on tonight’s thrilling Blachowicz vs. Manuwa scrap on social media.
Check it out:
— UFC (@ufc) March 17, 2018
The rematch no one asked for has become the trilogy we all need. Who knew? https://t.co/kD6RUthtlJ
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 17, 2018
Gimme the rubber match right away.#UFCLondon
— Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) March 17, 2018
Oh man, someone in Manuwa's corner has lost his voice.
This fight is so great. #UFCLondon
— JE Snowden (@JESnowden) March 17, 2018
Two rounds into Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz and the rematch is already 100x better than the first fight. #UFCLondon
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 17, 2018
A festival of face punching! Hahahahaha @ufc great commentating as well
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) March 17, 2018
You know what needs to happen: KO at 4:59. #UFCLondon
— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) March 17, 2018
Sign me up for a trilogy…
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) March 17, 2018
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) March 17, 2018
Absolute slugfest between Manuwa and Blachowicz. Have to wonder how big of a role the crowd played in keeping Manuwa in it early, he was badly hurt. Turns table late in the second round with head kick that hurt Blachowicz. Crazy fight.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 17, 2018