as declared in A previously announced light heavyweight matchup has been promoted to the main event of UFC Fight Night 107.
The fight between London’s Jimi Manuwa (16-2) and TUF 19 winner Corey Anderson (11-2) has been promoted to the main event of the March 8 card in London.
Manuwa, already known as a knockout artist, helped cement that reputation with a memorable second-round finish of Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 204.
He most recently finished Sean O’Connell via second-round TKO on Dec. 9 in Albany, N.Y.
Anderson has won four out of his past five fights.
as mentioned in Jimi Manuwa is now the headline attraction (Picture: Getty)The UFC are reportedly set to promote Jimi Manuwa’s fight with Corey Anderson to the main event slot at London Fight Night.
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The news has yet to be announced by the UFC, but MMAJunkie claim an official confirmed the change in plans.
But the UFC have run into serious trouble booking a fighter with efforts to put Alexander Gustaffson as the top billing frustrated.
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UFC London event to be headlined by Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson
as mentioned in UFC Fight Night 107 goes down in the 02 Arena in London on March 18th.
Anderson (9-2, 6-2 UFC) has won four out of his last five, only dropping a split decision to Shogua Rua last May.
Manuwa (16-2, 5-2 UFC) is coming off a huge knockout win over Ovince Saint Preux at the last UFC show in England in October.
With the UFC’s return to London less than two months away, it seemed kind of strange that the card didn’t have a main event yet.
His last fight was a second-round TKO victory over Sean O’Connell in December.
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