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Jimi Manuwa Injured, Out Of Cursed UFC Sao Paulo Main Event

With both original headliners out, Thiago Santos will now face Eryk Anders on September 22nd in Brazil.

UFC Fight Night 137 has seen a lot of changes over the months, but none quite as unfortunate as this latest switch up just a week before the event: headliner Jimi Manuwa is out of his fight with Thiago Santos for as of yet undisclosed reasons. According to MMA Junkie, Eryk Anders has been tapped as a late replacement.

Set to go down September 22nd from the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the card was originally headlined by Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira. But because the MMA Gods enjoy our pain, Teixeira pulled out in August with an injury, replaced by Santos. And now the other half of the original matchup is out as well.

Other scratches for the card include Neil Magny, Elias Theodorou, Antonio Carlos Junior, Mark Godbeer, Tonya Evinger, and Ketlen Vieira.

Anders is currently 11-1 and coming off a third round headkick knockout of Tim Williams in August. This will actually be the second time he’s headlined in Brazil. He faced Lyoto Machida earlier this year, losing a controversial split decision that many felt should have gone his way. The possibility of more hometown cooking wasn’t enough to stop the former Alabama Crimson Tide player from jumping at the opportunity to step in, though.

Even with all the changes, UFC Sao Paulo is still looking pretty good. Here’s the lineup as it stands now, before weigh-in debacles inevitably kill another match or two.

FOX Sports 1 Main Card – 10:30 PM EST

  • Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli
  • Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
  • Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez

FOX Sports 2 Prelims – 8:00 PM EST

  • Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann
  • Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman

UFC Fight Pass Prelims – 6:45 p.m. ET

  • Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders
  • Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  • Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza

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Report: Eryk Anders To Replace Jimi Manuwa on Six Days’ Notice At UFC Sao Paulo

The oft-changed headliner of UFC Fight Night 137 just got changed one more time, less than a week out from the event.
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Report: Eryk Anders To Replace Jimi Manuwa on Six Days’ Notice At UFC Sao Paulo

The oft-changed headliner of UFC Fight Night 137 just got changed one more time, less than a week out from the event.
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Jimi Manuwa Injured, Out Of Cursed UFC Sao Paulo Main Event

With both original headliners out, Thiago Santos will now face Eryk Anders on September 22nd in Brazil.

UFC Fight Night 137 has seen a lot of changes over the months, but none quite as unfortunate as this latest switch up just a week before the event: headliner Jimi Manuwa is out of his fight with Thiago Santos for as of yet undisclosed reasons. According to MMA Junkie, Eryk Anders has been tapped as a late replacement.

Set to go down September 22nd from the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the card was originally headlined by Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira. But because the MMA Gods enjoy our pain, Teixeira pulled out in August with an injury, replaced by Santos. And now the other half of the original matchup is out as well.

Other scratches for the card include Neil Magny, Elias Theodorou, Antonio Carlos Junior, Mark Godbeer, Tonya Evinger, and Ketlen Vieira.

Anders is currently 11-1 and coming off a third round headkick knockout of Tim Williams in August. This will actually be the second time he’s headlined in Brazil. He faced Lyoto Machida earlier this year, losing a controversial split decision that many felt should have gone his way. The possibility of more hometown cooking wasn’t enough to stop the former Alabama Crimson Tide player from jumping at the opportunity to step in, though.

Even with all the changes, UFC Sao Paulo is still looking pretty good. Here’s the lineup as it stands now, before weigh-in debacles inevitably kill another match or two.

FOX Sports 1 Main Card – 10:30 PM EST

  • Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli
  • Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell
  • Randa Markos vs. Marina Rodriguez

FOX Sports 2 Prelims – 8:00 PM EST

  • Christos Giagos vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann
  • Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman

UFC Fight Pass Prelims – 6:45 p.m. ET

  • Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders
  • Marya Bueno Silva vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  • Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza

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Report: Eryk Anders To Replace Jimi Manuwa on Six Days’ Notice At UFC Sao Paulo

The oft-changed headliner of UFC Fight Night 137 just got changed one more time, less than a week out from the event.
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Thiago Santos Admits Trash Talking Landed Him The Fight With Jimi Manuwa

Heavy-handed Brazilian middleweight Thiago Santos will make his fourth appearance this year when he takes on fellow knockout artist Jimi Manuwa at light heavyweight at UFC Fight Night 137 on Sept. 22. Santos replaced Manuwa’s original opponent, Glover Teixeira, who was forced to pull out of the bout due to injury.
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Thiago Santos Admits Trash Talking Landed Him The Fight With Jimi Manuwa

Heavy-handed Brazilian middleweight Thiago Santos will make his fourth appearance this year when he takes on fellow knockout artist Jimi Manuwa at light heavyweight at UFC Fight Night 137 on Sept. 22. Santos replaced Manuwa’s original opponent, Glover Teixeira, who was forced to pull out of the bout due to injury.
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Jimi Manuwa says Thiago Santos Needs to Be Taught Some Respect

Britain’s Jimi Manuwa was scheduled to fight Glover Teixeira next month at UFC Fight Night 137 in a light heavyweight bout before injury forced the Brazilian off the card. With Teixeira’s withdrawal, Ultimate Fighting Championship matchmakers offered a replacement in the form of heavy hitting middleweight Thiago Santos which Manuwa initially declined before having a change of heart after some trash talk from Santos.
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Glover Teixeira, Jimi Manuwa Light Heavyweight Tilt Booked for UFC Sao Paulo Headliner

Two light heavyweight sluggers are set to throw down in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo in September, with Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa scheduled for five rounds, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Friday.
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UFC Fight Night 127 Primer: Jimi Manuwa the One-Trick Pony

We’ve seen Jimi Manuwa at his best.

With impeccable timing and accuracy, his practically put his fist through the face of Corey Anderson, Ovince Saint Preux and Kyle Kingsbury. He’s also racked up wins against Jan Blachowicz, Ryan Jimmo and Cyrille Diabate.

On the other side of the coin, we’ve seen Manuwa eat a gigantic turd sandwich in the cage. Volkan Oezdemir put him away. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson smoked him. And Alexander Gustafsson took his lunch money and left him stuffed in a locker with a killer wedgie.

Take away Manuwa’s deadly punching and what do you have? A one-trick pony who can’t do much else besides that particular thing we’ve all come to see it perform.

Which is fine. The Octagon always needs gatekeepers, and the gatekeepers adapt at knocking lesser opponents out are fun to have around.

On Saturday, at UFC Fight Night 127, Manuwa and Blachowicz are going to rematch in the co-main event. Blachowicz avoiding getting knocked out in their first meeting, and has since earned a few more wins in the UFC.

Will the Polish fighter get caught with a conscious-stealing punch? Or does he have the one-trick pony figured out?

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