About Jimi Manuwa
Born in Sacramento, California, Jimi Manuwa is a mixed martial artist.
Babajimi Abiola Manuwa was born in America but resides in London, England. This makes him of British nationality.
Jimi Manuwa has participated in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His other nicknames include the likes of 'Poster Boy' and 'Manti'. Jimi Manuwa started his career in 2008 and had his active years until 2019.
Jimi Manuwa's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Jimi Manuwa's net worth?
Jimi Manuwa has earned an estimated $3 million net worth throughout his career as an MMA fighter.
How much does Jimi Manuwa earn per year?
The primary source of income for Jimi Manuwa was his career in martial arts until his retirement in 2019. His current source of income is not known. However, it is known that he used to earn an average of $130,000 per fight during his MMA days.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Jimi Manuwa?
Jimi Manuwa stands at the height of 6 ft (183 cm).
How old is Jimi Manuwa?
Born on February 18, 1980, this MMA fighter is 42 years old as of 2022.
Childhood And Education
Jimi Manuwa was born in California on February 18, 1980. His family moved to Nigeria when Jimi was three years old. Jimi Manuwa moved to London at the age of 10. His family life has not been revealed in the public database. However, it is known that he dropped out of school for being a troublesome kid.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Jimi Manuwa's partner?
Jimi Manuwa is married to Nina Quaranta. This MMA fighter and Nina Quaranta have four children; three daughters named Marni, Isabella, and Haven, and a son named Jaydon. Nina Quaranta is an entrepreneur and has a clothing line called StylesbyNinaq.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Jimi Manuwa is known for his incredible knockout power and remarkable skill. He started his career as a weight lifter. He earned his first UCMMA title in his third professional fight. He went on to defend the title five times. At his fifth match at UCMMA 24, Jimi Manuwa defeated Nick Chapman.
As Jimi Manuwa signed a four-match contract with BAMMA, this MMA fighter made a TKO victory against Antony Rea. He went on to sign a UFC contract in 2012. Jimi Manuwa made his UFC debut against Kyle Kingsbury on Fuel TV 5 with a victory by TKO.
Jimi Manuwa's second fight was against Cyrille Diabaté, which he again won by TKO. In 2013, he faced Ryan Jimmo and earned his victory by TKO yet again. In the following year, he faced Alexander Gustafsson. He lost the match in the second round. Jimi Manuwa stayed away from wrestling for a year and returned to fight in 2015. He faced Jan Błachowicz at the UFC Fight Night 64. He won the game by a unanimous decision. This was the first and only match where he won the match, not by TKO.
At UFC 191, Jimi Manuwa faced Anthony Johnson. He lost the match in the second round via knockout. At UFC 2014, Manuwa came across Ovince Saint Preux and won the match via knockout in the following year.
In 2017, Jimi Manuwa played against Corey Anderson at the UFC Fight Night 107 and won the match via knockout in the first round. He lost his next match at UFC 214 against Volkan Oezdemir. He lost the match of UFC Fight Night 127 against Jan Błachowicz. He also lost his next two consecutive fights against Thiago Santos and Aleksandar Rakić in 2018 and 2019, respectively. He lost his final match in the first round by a head kick. Later in 2019, Jimi Manuwa announced his retirement.
Currently, Jimi Manuwa is known to be training at the Keddles Gym at Orpington, UK.
Although Jimi Manuwa has not done much charitable work in his life, he is known to have shown off his tattoos at the PETA anti-fur Ink Not Mink campaign.
What awards has Jimi Manuwa won?
The MMA fighter, Jimi Manuwa, has been awarded many times. At the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he won the Fight Of The Night twice against Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Błachowicz at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He won the UCMMA light heavyweight championship and defended the title five times at the Ultimate Challenge MMA.
Jimi Manuwa won the 2018 Round of the Year against Thiago Santos at MMAjunkie.com. At the same time, he won the 2018 December Fight of the Month against Thiago Santos.
Jimi Manuwa's Hobbies And Interests
Jimi Manuwa loves to travel and has an exceptional love for cars.
Other Interesting Jimi Manuwa Facts And Trivia
Jimi Manuwa trains alongside Dino Miringou and Alan Keddle at the Keddles Gym. He also trains with Ricardo Da Silva at the Nova Força BJJ gym.
This MMA fighter has a purple belt in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Jimi has previously trained at gyms, including Allstar Training Center and Lions Pride MMA.
In 2002, Jimi Manuwa was known to have been imprisoned for a burglary incident. He got his release in 2013.
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