UFC Fight Night 137: Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa Sao Paulo

The Brazil UFC Fight Night 137 tournament will host the fight of the two fairly well-known fighters on the 22nd of September. The fight will test strength of Jimmy Manuwa ranked fifth in the ranking of UFC and Glover Teixeira, who is on the 8th line in the same rating. Based on this information, we can say that the evening of the 22nd of September will be very hot in Brazil and the screens of TVs or monitors will attract a lot of fans of mixed martial arts.

So, let’s dwell on the fighters, who will enter the octagon in the first month of autumn.

As for Jimmy Manuwa, he has been suffering from a streak of injuries since 2013. He has managed to fight for seven times since then and was defeated for the first time. Alexander Gustafsson became the first fighter who has managed to win a fight against Manuwa and knock Jimmy out. Moreover, the fight against Anthony Jones didn’t bring any positive results because Jimmy lost the fight.

Then the fighter was lucky to win the two rivals. Moreover, it was quite an effective victory which is so loved by the audience. At first, Manuwa fought against Ovince St. Preux, and knocked him out. Then he won the Englishman Corey Anderson. The victory was so spectacular that a lot of experts started talking about Jimmy as a new and very bright candidate who had declared about his rights to get the belt.

However, this kind of forecasts did not come true, as in July 2017 Manuwa got a very heavy blow from Volkan Oezdemir. The Englishman was unable to redeem in the subsequent battle as well. He was fighting against Blachowicz in the rematch. According to the judges, the latter was more active and accurate. It was Blachowicz whom the judges gave the victory in this battle.

In total, the English puncher has won for 17 times. 16 of them ended prematurely before the end of the fight. 15 opponents were knocked out.

Do not forget the fact that the Englishman has been fighting in MMA for 10 years and he is now 38 years old. Furthermore, it is a considerable age for mixed martial arts.

Glover Teixeira will probably remember 2014 all his life. That year he managed to interrupt a series of 20 won matches. According to the decision of judges, he lost the fight against John Jones, and six months later he suffered defeat from Phil Davis. However, it seems that such failures did not upset Glover and the next match against Ovince St. Preux ended with the victory of Teixeira. Then there were two more victorious matches – against Pat Cummins and Rashad Evans.

These victories lifted spirit of the fighter and he was in good mood while coming to the fight against Anthony Johnson. The fight between them happened in August 2016. 13 seconds were enough for Johnson to knock Glover out. However, such a storage defeat did not break the spirit of the Brazilian, he found the courage, strength and managed to win the fight against Jared Cannonier.

Glover’s career is more like the American racing. At first, he’s thrown to the top of success, and then he falls to the bottom of defeats. This is the bottom which he felt during the fight with Alexander Gustafsson, who knocked the Brazilian fighter out. The end of the year witnessed the fight against Misha Cirkunov and he confidently overcame this obstacle.

This year Glover entered the octagon against Corey Anderson. According to many experts, he looked completely lost in this fight. So, it is not surprising that the judges gave the victory to Anderson.

The general track record of the Brazilian fighter includes 27 won victories. 23 of them were finished in advance. 17 opponents were knocked out.

Glover is quite high – about 188 centimeters. Manuwa and he are of the same age. They are both 38 years old now.

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