Top light heavyweight prospect Jimi Manuwa rolled this past weekend at Cage Rage 24. Bloody Elbow offers a nice summation of his performance:
- #3-ranked World MMA Scouting Report light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa destroyed Nick Chapman at UCMMA 24 at the Troxy in London, England on Saturday, brutalizing the 2-0 rookie with knees to finish in only two minutes and fourteen seconds. The win isn't exactly an impressive resume builder for the Brit striker, but he's coming off a major injury and still relatively green himself. Surprisingly, Manuwa has turned down two UFC contract offers in order to better himself, and he's scheduled to train stateside with Alliance MMA alongside UFC vets Phil Davis, Alexander Gustafsson, and Brandon Vera.
Cage Rage UK 24 will be broadcast on UK cable channel Sky Sports this Wednesday evening and is also available to watch at GFL.TV.
Jimi Manuwa def. Nick Chapman via TKO (Knees) - Round 1, 2:14
Tomasz Czerwinski def. Ian Hawkins via TKO (Punches) - Round 1, 1:25
Michael Pastou def. Dominic Plumb via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) - Round 3, 5:00
Bola Omoyele def. Lee Doski via TKO (Knee) - Round 1, 0:42
Tommy Maguire def. Joe Holder via Submission (Kimura) - Round 2, 3:06
Luke Newman def. Andy Cona via Submission (Rear naked choke) - Round 1, 1:17
Shane Fourie def. Rafik Benziada via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) - Round 1, 5:00
Dan Shortman def. Mark Carling via Disqualification (Illegal strikes) - Round 1, 2:03
Ben Callum def. Jason Radcliffe via TKO (Punches) - Round 1, 0:56
Amil Smith def. Jody Cottham via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Max Nunes def. Grant Murray via Technical Submission (Rear naked choke) - Round 1, 2:12
Steven Stanley def. Huseyin Garabet via Submission (Armbar) - Round 3, 1:01
Eddie Kone def. Peter Waterhouse via Techical Submission (Triangle choke) - Round 1, 1:57