Jimi Manuwa wiki, Jimi Manuwa Bio
Jimi Manuwa wiki: Babajimi Abiola “Jimi” Manuwa born 18 February 1980) is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of November 7, 2018, he is #7 in official UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Jimi Manuwa Personal life
Manuwa’s parents are British citizens of Yoruba descent. He was born in California and spent his early years in Nigeria before settling in London at the age of 10. MTV UK did a documentary on MMA in the UK, with Manuwa, Jack Marshman and Cory Tait being filmed in the build-ups of their fights and the training and lifestyles involved.
In 2014, Manuwa showed off his tattoos for PETA’s anti-fur “Ink Not Mink” ad campaign. Jimi was imprisoned for his role in a burglary ring in 2002. He was released in 2003.
Jimi Manuwa Championships and accomplishment
Jimi Manuwa Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Błachowicz
- Performance of the Night (Two time) vs. Ovince Saint Preux and Corey Anderson
- Ultimate Challenge MMA
- UCMMA Light Heavyweight Championship (One time; first)
- Five successful title defenses
Manuwa is scheduled to face Thiago Santos on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231.