Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson among further bouts added to UFC London fight card

Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson among further bouts added to UFC London fight card

A light heavyweight clash between London’s own Jimi Manuwa and Ultimate Fighter winner…

By John Balfe - 19 Jan 2017

A light heavyweight clash between London’s own Jimi Manuwa and Ultimate Fighter winner and the world’s 9th ranked 205-pounder Corey Anderson is among a handful of new fight bookings added to the UFC London fight card.

The other newly announced bouts are Joseph Duffy vs. Reza Madadi at lightweight, Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Timothy Johnson at heavyweight and a women’s bantamweight clash between Lina Lansberg and Veronica Macedo.

Anderson will make a swift return to the cage in London, having previously been seen in Albany in December where he earned a second round TKO against Sean O’Connell. Manuwa, meanwhile, last fought at UFC 204 in Manchester where he dispatched Ovince St. Preux with a one-shot KO in the second round.

Lina Lansberg is perhaps best known for being the latest victim on Cris Cyborg’s resume at catchweight of 140-pounds last September. In Veronica Macedo she faces another strong striker, though she dropped her first UFC bout to Ashlee Evans-Smith in September of last year.

To cap off today’s fight announcements, it will be a battle of the big boys in London when heavyweights Timothy Johnson and Daniel Omielanczuk square off.

UFC London will take place on March 18th in The O2 Arena and tickets will be available on January 27th.

 

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