The UFC's next trip to England will feature the debut of an exciting British prospect. Jimi Manuwa has signed with the promotion and will make is debut at UFC on Fuel TV 5, which takes place Sept. 29 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
Manuwa has built an undefeated 11-0 record on the European circuit. He has finished all of his fights via knockout or submission. In his last fight, he scored a first-round stoppage victory over veteran Antony Rea at BAMMA 8.
The Nigerian-born fighter won the UCMMA light heavyweight title in 2009. He defended it five times before moving to BAMMA. Manuwa previously made headlines in 2011 when he told MMAJunkie that he turned down a UFC contract, because he wanted to gain more experience.
In the main event, heavyweights Stefan Struve and Stipe Moicic will battle as they look to keep pace in the division. English fighters Andy Ogle and Brad Pickett will also fight on the card.