The upcoming fight between Jimi Manuwa and Glover Teixeira is called a battle for survival by most experts. Each of them has stumbled. That’s why they have serious plans for the next match. We remind you that we are talking about the UFC Fight Night 137 tournament, the headliners of which are these fighters. The battle will take place in the territory of Brazil, in the city of Sao Paulo on the 22nd of September, 2018. Ginasio do Ibirapuera arena was chosen as the meeting place for the two fighters.
Speaking of Teixeira, he had an absolutely inexpressive fight at the UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith. He fought against a nondescript Corey Anderson. The latter was not a clear favorite of the meeting. Despite this, Teixeira could not do anything serious to oppose, so the meeting ended with the defeat of the fighter. It is likely that Anderson had a more thoughtful gameplay and vividly expressed universality in cage. These factors have become decisive in this fight in German city of Hamburg.
Regarding Manuwa – the situation is more complicated. The Slugger from the UK has lost two fights in a row. In particular, Volkan Ozdemir knocked him out, but Jan Blachowicz dealt with Manuwa as a professional chess player, beating him tactically. If the fighter loses this time, his career may fall apart.
It is not necessary to forget that Manuwa have some prospects, as he has previously demonstrated good results. We should mention his victories in the fights against Corey Anderson and Ovince Saint Preux
It is noteworthy that both fighters are almost the same age, both are 36 and 37 years old. Each fighter understands how important the next fight is for him. That’s why, we can hope that each of them will seriously approach the training process. As a result, it will also affect the fight, resulting in a lot of viewers coming to see a spectacular fight.
It is necessary to talk in details about each of fighters, in particular, to talk about their track records.
At the moment, Jimmy Manuwa is 36 years old, he is rather a tall fighter, whose height is 183 centimeters. He has been fighting in MMA for 7 years. However, 2013 was the starting point of a succession of troubles. It was 2013 when he received his first serious injury and they have been pursuing him from that moment. As a result, Jimmy have been only 4 time in the octagon during the next 5 years. Nevertheless, the fighter has experienced two defeats. At first, he lost the fight with Alexander Gustafsson, who knocked Jimmy out. In 2013 Anthony Johnson won the fight knocking Jimmy out already in the second round.
In total, Manuwa held 16 successful fights in the octagon, 15 of them ended in advance, while 14 fights ended by knockout. Based on this, we can say that the fighter has quite a serious potential, he only needs to get ready for the fight and demonstrate a real character in the octagon.
To date, Glover Teixeira is 37 years old. He is a stalwart fighter, whose height is 188 cm. He has been fighting in MMA for 14 years. In 2014, Glover experienced an interruption of a series of his victories, although he had two dozens of them, but that year he could not win John Jones. Unfortunately a series of victories was replaced by a series of defeats, because he also lost the fight against Phil Davis. Teixeira has got quite a strong character, and that is why he managed to win Ovince Saint Preux. Then he also won Pat Caminos and Rashad Evans.