Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

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Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

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Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

Vitals

6’1″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
79″ reach, Orthodox
February 18, 1980

Record

15-5 (UFC: 4-5)

Current Streak

3 straight losses

Training

Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Championships Held

UCMMA Light Heavyweight Champion: 2009-2011 (5 successful title defenses)

 

Strengths

– big time KO power (14 of 15 wins via T/KO)
– very physically strong
– finishes fights
– has experience being a champion & defending belt
– very active striker – lands lots of shots
– also incredibly accurate with strikes
– very solid takedown defense
– lands enormous amount of strikes in the clinch
– experience against high level opponents

 

Weaknesses

– on the wrong side of 30 – pushing 40 now
– has barely ever fought outside of his native England
– some questions surrounding his cardio
– has only fought past the first round a handful of times in his career
– horrible striking defense
– poor takedown accuracy
– no real ground game (ground and pound or submissions)
– can be knocked out
– has lost when he’s fought the cream of the crop
– in a big slump
– knocked out two out of last three fights – chin leaving him?

 

Synopsis

Poster Boy was an up-and-comer in the sport, but unfortunately he is closing in on 40 fast.

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