BAMMA Signs Top British Light Heavyweight Fighter

October 24, 2011

Jimi Manuwa

Jimi Manuwa

Fresh off another impressive knockout victory this weekend at UCMMA over Nick Chapman, British light heavyweight fighter Jimi Manuwa is BAMMA bound following his signature on an exclusive four-fight deal.

Once rumored to be courting an offer from the UFC, Manuwa has opted to continue building his level of experience and looks to maintain momentum having battled injuries over the last 12 months. He is currently riding a perfect 10-0 undefeated record.

BAMMA’s head of Development, Liam Fisher, see’s the signing of Manuwa as a key step in adding depth to the roster.

“Jimi is a great fighter with a huge career ahead of him. We’re very happy that he’s chosen BAMMA as his new home,” Fisher told “We’re in the process of building each weight division, including the 205s. With this in mind, it makes perfect sense to sign the UK’s best light heavyweight fighter.”

Providing injuries remain a thing of the past, Manuwa will be stepping out onto the canvas for the Dec. 10, BAMMA 8 show in Nottingham, England.

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