Jimmo didn’t look terrible against the British slugger and was hanging around before a freak leg injury took him out. Of course, that’s not to say Manuwa wouldn’t have finished off Jimmo had action kept going, as he was picking up steam and landing some stiff strikes. Regardless, the bout ended, and Jimmo exited it with a loss in tow. He’ll never be a title-contender but he’s a tough out for most opponents and at least worthy of gatekeeper status. There aren’t a lot of 205ers out there who aren’t already scheduled for action but, depending on the severity of Jimmo’s injury, that may not matter. Someone like Rafael Cavalcante or Ryan Bader would make for an interesting match-up regardless of how they fare in their upcoming fights.
Eleven individuals came up short at UFC Fight Night 30 and are currently dealing with the hangover of defeat. In some cases, the losses were worse than others, coming in particularly pivotal pairings or involving eye-opening upsets. Meanwhile, lightweights Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson are also probably feeling a bit low after their bout was stopped due to damage from an accidental, illegal knee and ruled a No Contest. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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