Back in August UK light-heavyweight prospect Jimi Manuwa suprisingly turned down the opportunity to fight for the UFC when they return to the British Isles in November, stating that he didn’t feel he was ready yet and wanted to hone his skills first before competing on the sport’s biggest stage.
At the weekend Manuwa fought for the first time since making that decision and picked up another victory, defending his UCMMA light-heavyweight title in the process to take his career record to 10-0, with all but one of those wins coming by either KO or TKO.
Now Manuwa is ready to take a step up the ladder, but it won’t be in the UFC. Instead he’s just signed a four-fight deal with Europe’s leading promotion BAMMA.
The 28 year-old is now expected to feature at BAMMA 8 in December which is set to be headlined by the debut of the promotion’s biggest signing to date, former UFC star Nate Marquardt, against an as yet unnamed opponent.