Three bouts added to UFC Fight Night in Manchester, including Jimmo/Manuwa

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

The October 25th UFC card in Manchester has added three new fights over the last day, the biggest of which sees UK prospect Jimi Manuwa taking on Ryan Jimmo.

It took a while to firm up the UFC Fight Night card in Manchester on October 25th but now that they have, they're attaching bouts to the event at a rapid pace. Three more fights have been announced for the card over the last 24 hours - Jimi Manuwa vs. Ryan Jimmo in the light heavyweight division (via MMA Fighting), Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor at lightweight (via Sherdog), and Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson at featherweight (also via MMA Fighting).

Jimmo (18-2) is coming off a lackluster win over Igor Pokrajac at UFC 161, which lifted his UFC record to 2-1 overall. Manuwa (13-0) has picked up stoppage victories in both of his UFC bouts thus far, most recently defeating Cyrille Diabate after Diabate tore a calf muscle late in the the first round and couldn't come out for the second. The bout could very well be on the main card.

Taylor (11-6-1) makes his return to fighting after 33 months of the shelf. The bout with Njokuani (16-7, 1 NC) has been booked twice before, but was canceled both times due to injuries Taylor picked up.

Hettes (10-1) hasn't competed since last September when Marcus Brimage handed him the first loss of his career. Wilkinson (8-1) was a contestant on TUF: The Smashes, but was forced off the show due to an injury after winning his first fight. His official UFC debut came at UFC on Fuel 10, where he was submitted by Rony Jason in the first round.

The card will be headlined by a big middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz.


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