Archive: jimi manuwa

Jul 30, 2015 7:09 pm

Anthony Johnson is now fighting Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191

Anthony Johnson vs. Jan Blachowicz is no longer happening. The good news for fight fans is that “Rumble” will still be fighting at September’s UFC 191 event in Las Vegas and against fellow knockout artist Jimi Manuwa. UFC officials announced the news today adding that Manuwa was recently cleared to resume training so they opted...

Nov 9, 2014 8:12 am

Jimi Manuwa More Motivated Than Ever, “The Division Is In Trouble”

Jimi Manuwa, who was originally supposed to be fighting Shogun Rua last night at UFC Fight Night 56 was forced to sit and watch as Ovince St. Preux capitalized on his opportunity to fill in for an injured Manuwa, and KO’d Rua in less than a minute. After the bout, Jimi Manuwa took to Facebook...

Oct 29, 2014 6:13 pm

Manuwa Injured, OSP In Against “Shogun”

The injury bug has been rough on the UFC roster this month. Latest on the bug’s victim list is British slugger, Jimi Manuwa (pictured), who was scheduled to fight former UFC champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, next month at UFC Fight Night 56. In for Manuwa comes Ovince St. Preux (OSP). St. Preux was scheduled for...

Oct 13, 2014 8:48 am

Manuwa No Longer Idolizes Shogun Ahead Of UFC FN 56 Bout

Jimi Manuwa admits that before he started training, he idolized MMA legend Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. However, after the two signed to fight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 on November 8th, that changed. Manuwa spoke with MMAJunkie about what it will be like fighting someone whom he looked up to. “He was...

Sep 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Dhiego Lima Returns To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 56

After a brutal first round KO loss to Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 finale, Dhiego Lima will return to the Octagon on November 8th in Brazil against Pawel Pawlak Lima is 9-3 in his professional MMA career. As one of the most promising prospects on TUF 19, Lima fought his way to the finale...

Sep 8, 2014 9:07 am

Shogun Ignores His Family’s Plea To Retire

Shogun Rua has one of the longest and most storied careers in MMA. From being the Pride Grand Prix champion in 2005 to becoming a UFC champion in 2010, Shogun Rua isn’t ready to put an end to his 12-year MMA career just yet. He spoke on a Brazilian TV program: “My mother asks me...

Sep 7, 2014 3:20 pm

Shogun vs. Manuwa Headlines UFC Fight Night Brazil In November

The UFC has announced that Shogun Rua and Jimi Manuwa will headline UFC Fight Night Brazil, which will be held in Brazil on the same day as UFC Fight Night Australia. UFC.com broke the story. The event will be held in Uberlandia Brazil, on November 8th, and will air on Fox Sports 1. Also on...

May 23, 2014 5:16 am

EXCLUSIVE | JUST THE MAIN EVENT: Episode One, Jimi Manuwa (UFC 173)

BJPENN.COM partner, WhoaTV has done a great job putting together this quick prediction clip with UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Jimi Manuwa. Enjoy! – Official Website: http://www.whoatv.com/ – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whoamma – Twitter: https://twitter.com/whoatv

Mar 13, 2014 11:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Brad Pickett Wants Ian McCall Next

Fresh off his UFC Fight Night London victory, UFC flyweight Brad Pickett, wants that fight against Ian McCall that eluded him prior. Check it: Hey @Unclecreepymma you think you might be fit to fight for the 31th May in Berlin or 19th July in Ireland ? #unfinishedbusiness — Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) March 11, 2014 @One_Punch...

Mar 10, 2014 4:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | UFC Fight Night London Review

Here’s a quick recap from our weekend coverage of UFC Fight Night 37. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our Exclusive UFC Fight Night London coverage right HERE.

Mar 10, 2014 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Luke Barnatt’s ‘Fight Night London’ Post-Fight Media Scrum

After his dominant performance last Saturday in London, UFC fighter Luke Barnatt held court for the media in attendance to give his post-fight thoughts. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our...

Mar 10, 2014 11:41 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Gustafsson’s K.O. Over Manuwa

Last weekend in London, Alexander Gustafsson proved to the world that he’s the rightful title challenger in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division. It took the Swede just minutes into the second round for him to find his range and dismantle a battered and previously unbeaten, Jimi Manuwa. After the fight, the MMA world took to twitter...