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Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

 

Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

Vitals

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

Record

15-3 (UFC: 4-3)

Current Streak

1 straight loss

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

 

Weaknesses

– on the wrong side of 30
– 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

 

Synopsis

Poster Boy is definitely an up-and-comer in the sport.  Unfortunately he is 37 years old already.