#4 ranked WW Jimi Manuwa faces #6 Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night

#4 ranked light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa fights #6 Corey Anderson in the UFC’s return to London.  UFC Fight Night 107 a.k.a. UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson takes place March 18th at the O2 Arena in London, England with the entire show webcast at UFC Fight Pass.

16-2 Jimi Manuwa earned the #4 ranking with his only losses being to #1 ranked Anthony Johnson and #2 ranked Alexander Gustafsson while his two most recent wins have been over #13 Jan Blachowicz and most recent #8 ranked Ovince Saint Preux.  Manuwa is one of those fighters who will either knock out or be knocked out with 14 wins coming by KO/TKO while his only two losses have been by the same.  Anderson enters this bout 9-2 with his two losses being to #5 ranked Mauricio Rua and #14 Gian Villante while his wins in the past year have been over Tom Lawlor and Sean O’Connell.  Anderson also lives by the knockout but tends to go to a decision more often with four wins by KO/TKO and five by decision while his two losses were split one by TKO and one by decision.

The co-main event goes to #9 ranked welterweight Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban.  15-2-1 Nelson is a BJJ black belt who lost to #3 ranked Demian Maia in December 2015 then defeated Albert Tumenov last May with this being his first fight in ten months.  15-4 Jouban’s last loss was to Tumenov which he followed up with wins over Brendan O’Reilly, Belal Muhammad, and Mike Perry.

Fight card

  • WBW: Lina Lansberg vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • MW: Bradley Scott vs. Scott Askham
  • 139: Ian Entwistle vs. Brett Johns
  • WW: Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque
  • MW: Tom Beese vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
  • LW: Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen
  • HW: Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Timothy Johnson
  • LHW: Darren Stewart vs. Francimar Barroso
  • LW: Joseph Duffy vs. Reza Madadi
  • FW: Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhani
  • 140: Brad Pickett vs. Marlon Vera
  • WW: Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban
  • LHW: Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson