Round 1: They touch gloves to start the fight. Manuwa moving forward. Manuwa lands an outside leg kick. They clinch. Diabate presses Manuwa against the cage and lands a knee to the body. Manuwa gets a takedown. He lands in side control. Diabate gets back to half guard. Manuwa lands a short elbow. Diabate works his way back to his feet. Manuwa presses him against the cage. They separate. Manuwa fires off a high kick that’s blocked. Diabate lands a knee to the body. Manuwa gets a takedown and lets Diabate back up. Diabate lands a knee to the body as Manuwa closes the distance. Diabate lands a knee but Manuwa answers with a solid left hand. Diabate clinches and delivers a huge knee to the body. Manuwa takes the fight to the ground. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Manuwa.
The fight is stopped between rounds due to a Diabate calf injury. Manuwa wins by TKO.