Jimi Manuwa Injured, Bout with Krylov Scrapped
<p><p><a href="http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/12/23/10656562/jimi-manuwa-vs-nikita-krylov-booked-for-ufc-fight-night-83-in-london">Just over a week ago</a>, Jimi Manuwa was slated to take on Nikita Krylov in an intriguing light-heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 83 in London. Unfortunately, the MMA injury bug decided to strike just one last time before the closing of 2015. Manuwa was forced to pull out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury. The UFC took to Twitter to confirm the news:</p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><div data-oembed-url="https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/682546805607919616"></p><p><blockquote align="center" class="twitter-tweet"></p><p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Jimi Manuwa is injured and out of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCLondon?src=hash">#UFCLondon</a>. The bout with Nikita Krylov is cancelled. <a href="https://t.co/KqqLis231a">pic.twitter.com/KqqLis231a</a></p></p><p>— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) <a href="https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/682546805607919616">December 31, 2015</a></blockquote></p><p>[removed][removed]</p><p></div></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p>Manuwa (15-2), the #9 ranked light-heavyweight, entered the UFC with an impressive 11-0 record with all of his wins coming by way of stoppage. He continued this streak by finishing his first three UFC opponents before losing via TKO to Alexander Gustafsson. He is 1-2 in his last three bouts and will remain sidelined until further notice.</p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p>Nikita Krylov (19-4) is coming off of a three-fight win streak, with all wins coming by first round stoppage.</p></p><p><p> </p></p><p><p>A new opponent for Krylov has not yet been announced.</p></p><p><p> </p></p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.