A battle of top ten light heavyweights has been added to March’s UFC Fight Night 108 card as #5 Jimi Manuwa will clash with #9 Corey Anderson.
Manuwa (16-2-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last five UFC appearances, defeating Ryan Jimmo, Jan Blachowicz and Ovince St. Preux, while suffering defeats to Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson. Manuwa is the only fighter in his UFC history to win two straight fights (over Cyrille Diabate & Ryan Jimmo) via injury TKO. Manuwa has only seen one of his seven UFC fights go to the judge’s scorecards, that fight was a decision win over Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night 64.
Anderson (9-2-0) has won four of his last five under the UFC banner, defeating Jan Blachowicz, Fabio Maldonado, Tom Lawlor and Sean O’Connell, while suffering a lone defeat to Mauricio Rua. Anderson was the winner of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 19, he defeated Matt Van Buren in the finals of the reality show. Anderson is also a former Dale Cook promotions Light Heavyweight Champion, he defeated Myron Dennis to win the title in 2013.
UFC Fight Night 108 takes place on Saturday, March 18 from the 02 Arena in London, England with no headliners announced as of yet.