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UFC Fight Night 127: Jimi Manuwa rematches Jan Blachowicz

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The UFC announced a rematch fight between Jimi Manuwa (17-3-0) and Jan Blachowicz (21-7-0) at London’s UFC Fight Night 127 in March.

Manuwa, 37, recently had a two-fight win streak snapped by Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 in July. He is currently ranked No. 4 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Meanwhile, Blachowicz, who lost to Manuwa by decision in the first matchup at UFC Fight Night 64 in 2015, has shot up to No. 2 and is enjoying a two-fight win streak of his own. His last fight was a decision win over Jared Cannonier at UFC on FOX 26 in December.

UFC Fight Night 127 is scheduled for Mar. 17 at the O2 Arena in London.  The event will live streamed on UFC Fight Pass. Current matches include:

Leon Edwards (14-3-0) vs. Peter Sobotta (17-5-1)

Mark Goodbeer (13-3-0) vs. Dmitry Poberezhets (24-5-1, 1NC)

Paul Craig (9-2-0) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (10-0-0)

Nasrat Haqparast (8-2-0) vs. Alex Reyes (13-3-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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