Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is giving light heavyweight power puncher Jimi Manuwa headlining duties against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 champion Corey Anderson for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 107 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, locked and loaded for this Sat. (March 18, 2017) inside O2 Arena in London, England.
More on how that fight came together right here.
Manuwa (16-2) rebounded from his brutal knockout loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC 191 by delivering an equally-violent finish against light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint-Preux at UFC 204 back in October.
Turning away “Overtime” may not launch him up the 205-pound rankings (see them here), but it will undoubtedly give him some much-needed momentum as he tries to gain traction in the light heavyweight title chase, something he desperately wants after a bevy of well-established veterans turned him down.
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