Jimi Manuwa entered this fight with a pro record of 17-4-0 (94% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Jan Blachowicz in 2018 (Jimi Manuwa vs Jan Blachowicz 2) and Volkan Oezdemir in 2017 (Jimi Manuwa vs Volkan Oezdemir); before this bout he had beat Corey Anderson (Jimi Manuwa vs Corey Anderson).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Thiago Santos, has an official mma record of 19-6-0 (74% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. Thiago ‘Marreta’ lost to David Branch in April (David Branch vs Thiago Santos) but then he has beat Kevin Holland (Thiago Santos vs Kevin Holland) and Eryk Anders (Thiago Santos vs Eryk Anders). Manuwa vs Santos is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega – UFC 231. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Manuwa’s previous fight: Jimi Manuwa vs Jan Blachowicz 2
Santos’ previous fight: Thiago Santos vs Eryk Anders
Santos’ next fight: Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos
Manuwa’s next fight: Jimi Manuwa vs Aleksandar Rakic
Manuwa vs Santos Fight Video:
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