Undefeated light-heavyweight Jimi Manuwa is joining the UFC.
The UCMMA champion was offered a contract last year but declined at the time because he had been absent from fighting because of injury and wanted to shake off his ring-rust.
But having been approached a second time by the UFC, this time for September’s Nottingham card, he has accepted.
Manuwa brings an 11-0 record and a hard-hitting style in the Octagon with him. Only two of his opponents have made it into the second round and ten have been KO’d or TKO’d. The other was caught in a guillotine.
He signed a multi-fight deal with BAMMA last year but the organisation has agreed to release him from his contract in order to allow him the opportunity of competing in the sport’s premier league.
UFC Nottingham takes place September 29 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Tickets are on sale now via the arena website and UFC.com