Jimi Manuwa looks for another impressive win at UFC on FUEL TV 7 on Saturday night. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
This is the UFC on FUEL TV 7 live blog for Jimi Manuwa vs. Cyrille Diabate, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday's UFC event at Wembley Arena in London.
Manuwa, who knocked out Kyle Kingsbury this past September, will face Diabate, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC on FUEL TV 7 live blog below.
Round 1: Manuwa misses a wild right down the pipe. Manuwa closes the distance and promptly dumps Diabate onto the cage floor, landing in side control. Diabate regains half guard. Manuwa traps an arm. Diabate climbs back to his feet but eats a knee on the way up. Diabate blocks a high kick. Manuwa catches a kick, tosses Diabate to the mat then allows him back up. Manuwa lunges forward with a left hand. Diabate ties up, but gets cracked by a left hand on the break. Diabate clinches and unloads a huge knee to the midsection. Manuwa wants no part of it and bulls him down. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Manuwa.
Diabate limps back to his corner. After examining his left leg, the cageside doctor calls the fight. The broadcast speculates it to be a torn calf muscle, though that is far from official.
UFC on FUEL TV 7 results: Jimi Manuwa def. Cyrille Diabate via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of round one.
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