A light heavyweight bout between Ryan Jimmo and Jim Manuwa has been officially confirmed for UFC Fight Night 30. Whether the fight will take place on the FOX Sports main card, or the prelims airing on Facebook has not been revealed.
Jimmo is currently 2-1 in his UFC career, and 18-2 overall. He last defeated Igor Pokrajac at UFC 161, bouncing back after suffering the first loss of his career to James Te-Huna at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.
The UK-born Manuwa meanwhile has maintained a 13-0 undefeated streak, with 2 of those wins in the UFC. He defeated Kyle Kingsbury and Cyrille Diabaté on two of the UFC’s TV cards, battering both of them with impressive TKO victories.
Both of them will be looking to cement their position as rising stars in the division, and a win here could mean a shot at cracking the Top Ten.
Fight Night 30 will take place on October 26 at the Manchester Arena in England. It will be headlined by Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz, and will air live on FOX Sports.
Here is the current card so far:
•Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz
•Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson
•Phil Harris vs. John Lineker
•Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson
•Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor
•Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa