This is the UFC Fight Night 30 live blog for Jimi Manuwa vs. Ryan Jimmo, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England.
Manuwa, who is 2-0 in the UFC, will face Jimmo, who is 2-1 in the UFC, on the main card.
Check out the UFC Fight Night 30 live blog below.
Round 1: Referee Neal Hall is our third man inside the Octagon. Jimmo bullrushes out and unloads a salvo. Manuwa fends off the assault and connects on a straight right. Jimmo muscles Manuwa agains the cage. Jimmo works short punches and knees until Hall splits the fighters. Manuwa cracks Jimmo with a hard knee, then powers him against the fence. Manuwa content to play his clinch game with heavy knees to the thigh. Jimmo reverses position and the boos start raining down from this Manchester crowd. Manuwa reverses. Hall splits it up. Manuwa connects on a hard low kick, Jimmo fires back a flurry. Manuwa stalks forward and lands a hook kick. Jimmo circles right then storms forward with a left. Manuwa tags Jimmo with his own left. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 Manuwa.
Round 2: Jimmo immediately clinches and muscles Manuwa against the fence. More boos. Manuwa tries to explode out but eats a big knee in the process. Hall splits it up and Manuwa wastes no time blasting Jimmo with a kick to the body. Another one lands flush for Manuwa. Manuwa dives back into the clinch but Jimmo reverses against the fence. Low blow cracks Jimmo. Hall gives him time to recover and we're back. Jimmo wades inside and Manuwa winds up with his back once again against the fence. Hall isn't having it, he splits the fight up. Manuwa pressures forward and this time it's Jimmo with his back to the fence. Jimmo looks for a trip. Manuwa defends then cracks Jimmo with a hard knee. Jimmo backpedals then collapses. Whoa, looked like an injury, maybe Jimmo's knee or achilles. Tough way to end a fight.
Jimi Manuwa def. Ryan Jimmo via TKO (injury) at 4:41 of round two.