Jimi Manuwa Faces Cyrille Diabate at UFC on Fuel 7 in England

December 7, 2012
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Jimi ManuwaA battle of strikers will go down at UFC on Fuel 7 in England as British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa returns to face Cyrille Diabate on the card.

UFC officials announced the new fight on Friday.

With a perfect 12-0 record, Jimi Manuwa famously turned down two previous offers from the UFC because he didn’t feel he was quite ready for an Octagon debut.

When the time was right however, Manuwa signed and proceeded to blast former Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyle Kingsbury with strikes to win in his UFC debut.

Now the British banger will face off with another top striker, and one of the tallest competitors at light heavyweight.

Frenchman Cyrille Diabate has looked for a consistent streak since coming to the UFC, but lately he’s started to find his stride with two wins in a row.

Now Diabate will travel to England to face one of the most explosive fighters in the sport when he faces Manuwa as he looks for his third consecutive victory.

  • stak

    I remember Manuwa’s debut fight now. It took a minute for me to remember it.

    He flat out whooped Kingsbury around early on, but towards the end of the second Manuwa was done. He had no gas left and pretty much got lucky that the doc stopped the fight. Had they gone to the 3rd round Manuwa would have been finished.

  • TheGuyWithTheBiggestNuts

    oh yeah this is gonna be a good one i think cyrille will take this one tho his ground game seems to be improving

  • Anthony Lopez

    This should be a great fight. Can’t wait