Jimi Manuwa hints at comeback from retirement: ‘I was truly born for this game’

It appears retirement won’t last long for Jimi Manuwa. Less than a year after what he deemed as the final bout of his MMA career, Manuwa (17-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) is strongly indicating the fight game is luring him back in. The longtime UFC light heavyweight, who graced the octagon 12 times between September 2012 […]

UFC free fight: Relive Thiago Santos’ crazy UFC 231 brawl with Jimi Manuwa

Thiago Santos has a sledgehammer tattooed on his chest, which is fitting, because his hands are sledgehammers, too. There was a question about whether “Marreta” would be able to retain his knockout power when he moved up to light heavyweight after a long stint at middleweight, and it didn’t take him long to answer. Santos […]

Manuwa Readies For Next Chapter After Retirement

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Photos: Jimi Manuwa through the years

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Jimi Manuwa announces retirement: ‘It’s time to leave this chapter’

Jimi Manuwa has announced his retirement from MMA following a knockout loss to light heavyweight up-and-comer Aleksandar Rakic in the co-main event of UFC Stockholm on Saturday. A legend of the U.K. scene, “Posterboy” took to social media to make the announcement, highlighting that his all-action, fan-friendly style had taken it’s toll on his body […]

Jimi Manuwa Announces Retirement from Mixed Martial Arts

Jimi Manuwa suffered his fourth loss in a row at UFC Fight Night 153 on June 1 as surging prospect Aleksandar Rakic knocked him out in the opening period with a brutal head kick. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jimi Manuwa: “Guaranteed Fireworks In Sweden”

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UFC on ESPN+ 11 results: Aleksandar Rakic levels Jimi Manuwa with head kick KO

Aleksandar Rakic teed up the left head kick and landed it perfectly on the side of Jimi Manuwa’s head. Manuwa (17-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) was out before he hit the floor, and Rakic (12-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) had himself a knockout victory just 47 seconds into the first round. The light heavyweight bout was the […]

UFC Stockholm video: Aleksandar Rakic rocks Jimi Manuwa with headkick

The light heavyweight division has another contender. Aleksandar Rakic entered Saturday’s UFC Stockholm card on the cusp of becoming a contender and he shattered those expectations with a frightening first-round head kick knockout of veteran Jimi Manuwa. Afterwards, Rakic apologized to the crowd at Ericsson Globe for celebrating too enthusiastically and he implored them to […]

Video: Aleksandar Rakic: ‘The world will remember my name’ after Jimi Manuwa win

STOCKHOLM — Aleksandar Rakic discussed being the first Austrian on a UFC main card, being motivated by his family and wife, why he feels he is more well-rounded than Jimi Manuwa and why he believes that a win over “Poster Boy” can put him on the map internationally. View full post on MMA Fighting – […]

UFC on ESPN+ 11 pre-event facts: Can Jimi Manuwa bust his slump?

The UFC makes its sixth stop in Sweden on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 11, which takes place at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm and streams on ESPN+. Sweden’s top fighting representative headlines the card in a battle of former title contenders. Alexander Gustafsson (18-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) competes on home soil for the fourth time […]

Aleksandar Rakic returns against Jimi Manuwa at UFC Stockholm

Another exciting light heavyweight contest was added to UFC Stockholm, as Jimi Manuwa battles for redemption against rising talent Aleksandar Rakic, the promotion announced Thursday. Manuwa (17-5) entre the cage coming off three straight losses in the Octagon, stoppage defeats to Volkan Oezdemir and Thiago Santos and a decision to Jan Błachowicz. Prior to that, […]

Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir, Jimi Manuwa vs. Aleksandar Rakic Added to UFC Stockholm

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming trip to Sweden is shaping up to be a light heavyweight showcase. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Manuwa: “Nobody Is Going To Be Able To Take What I’m Bringing”

“I don’t even hope he’s ready for it. I know that with what we’ve been working on, nobody is going to be able to take what I’m bringing.” Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos, Eryk Anders vs. Elias Theodorou added to UFC 231

December’s UFC 231 lineup in Toronto continues to get deeper, with the promotion announcing two more notable bouts Monday night. After their scheduled main event fell apart this past month, a light heavyweight pairing between Jimi Manuwa(17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Thiago “Marreta” Santos (19-6 MMA, 11-5 UFC) is set. Also, after much talk, middleweights […]

Thiago Santos Plans on Remaining at Light Heavyweight, Calls Out Jimi Manuwa

Thiago Santos has won his first ever fight at light heavyweight after moving up from 185 pounds to fill in for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 137 main event in Sao Paulo. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos shifts focus back to Jimi Manuwa after UFC Fight Night 137 win

SAO PAULO – UFC middleweight Thiago Santos signed on to fight Jimi Manuwa to see if he could withstand a light heavyweight slugger’s punch. Santos (19-6 MMA, 11-5 UFC) didn’t sign up to face a wrestler. So when Manuwa (17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) tore his hamstring and was replaced by Eryk Anders (11-2 MMA, 3-2 […]

Jimi Manuwa Releases Statement on Injury That Led to UFC Sao Paulo Withdraw

Jimi Manuwa feels “gutted” that he won’t be able to compete at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo this Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jimi Manuwa issues statement on injury, UFC Sao Paulo withdrawal

Jimi Manuwa is as disappointed as anyone that he won’t be headlining in Brazil this weekend. The 38-year-old light heavyweight contender was supposed to be fighting Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo on Saturday, but an injury forced him to withdraw (he has since been replaced by Eryk Anders). Manuwa took […]

Jimi Manuwa Releases Statement on Injury That Led to UFC Sao Paulo Withdrawal

Jimi Manuwa feels “gutted” that he won’t be able to compete at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo this Saturday. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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