UFC on Fuel TV 7 Adds Jimi Manuwa vs. Cyrille Diabate

Kyle Symes@ksymes88Correspondent IIIDecember 8, 2012


English fans just got another reason to be happy.

According to MMA Junkie, a light-heavyweight tilt between Jimi Manuwa and Cyrillie Diabte has been added to the UFC on Fuel TV 7 card.

Diabate is a kickboxer by trade but showed some submission prowess in his last bout by tapping out Chad Griggs. The Frenchman has competed in a number of organizations, like Pride and Elite XC.

Diabate is on a 9-2 run since 2007.

Manuwa, meanwhile, has competed exclusively in England and is coming off a successful UFC debut in September. The Englishman stopped the durable Kyle Kingsbury at the end of the second round after doctors refused to allow Kingsbury to continue due to some nasty swelling around his eye.

The win extended Manuwa's undefeated streak to 12 and was his 11th victory via TKO or KO.

The UFC on Fuel TV 7 event takes place at the Wembley Arena in London on Feb. 16. The card is expected to be headlined by a bantamweight-title bout between interim champ Renan Barao and Michael McDonald.

Also on the card is a welterweight fight between Che Mills and Matthew Riddle, along with English fighters like Terry Etim, Paul Sass, Vaughan Lee and former Ultimate Fighter competitor Andy Ogle.