Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

MMA Manifesto

Jimi Manuwa Scouting Report

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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