Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago Santos Targeted For New UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo Main Event

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Who Wins?

  1. Jimi Manuwa

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  2. Thiago Santos

    61.5%
  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Looks like Jimi had a change of heart and is willing to accept this fight. It's a good matchup. Who wins?
     
  2. ChaelSonnen

    ChaelSonnen The American Gangster

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    Damn.. Looks like Jimmy is going night night. Hopefully they don't cut him after 3 losses in a row..
     
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    I like this fight stylistically for Jimi but Santos is very dangerous.
     
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    Not a bad fight but weak main event IMO
     
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    Manuwa should put him out. No guarantees though
     
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  6. U O E N O

    U O E N O Tulsi Stan

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    Santos isn’t good and his last fight proved it. Jimmy is the cleaner technical boxer he will finish Santos
     
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  7. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Tbh I would have preferred the Rountree fight for Jimi.
     
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    Good fight actually. Hope Santos pulls it off.
    Manuwa seems to go out from a stiff breeze nowadays.
     
  9. EJRMAN513

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    I went with Santos but he has struggled with guys that have above average technique with their hands which I'd classify Jimi as such.
     
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    Isn’t Manuwa.... David Branch’s bigger, stronger, wanker brother?
     
  11. ChaelSonnen

    ChaelSonnen The American Gangster

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    His chin is glass though. And we saw what Santos did to bona fide LHW contender Anthony Smith.
     
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    Jesus fucking Christ, someone is gonna die
     
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    This. Nevertheless I also picked Santos, because Jimi tends to be a slow starter and Santos comes storming out of the gates.
     
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    Going with Santos. I think he's got the skills and toughness to be a contender. Just too wild at times.
     
  15. U O E N O

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    LOL Smith got murdered by a body kick. Santos boxing is shit. He made Branch look like a WBF champ and Manuwa is miles better with his hands
     
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    Santos had to copy Smith and move up smh
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I would have also preferred Smith to get this fight, but Santos is making the right call moving up. He had 16 pounds on Holland in their fight.
     
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    Agreed.

    Santos is a textbook glass cannon in my opinion, not in the sense that he's somehow less durable than his peers, but his striking style is balls-out aggression and he tends to load up with every single thing he throws.
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    Generally not a good thing when facing a fighter with good hand speed and enough power behind it to put you out with a single, not even clean, shot.


    Regardless of what I wrote above, this is one of those match-ups that I would never bet big money on. It's hard to make a confident pick when the circumstances are such that either guy can put the other out due to even the slighest of errors or loss of focus from the opponent.
     
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    Several weight cuts now for Santos can’t be good for him. At least this one’s at 205.
     
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    Thiago Santos looks very good when his opponents fold under his intense pressure. Like Jack Hermansson and Anthony Smith did.

    But if you can handle that type of strategy, and take advantage of it, he's actually very beatable.

    What's worrying is Manuwa's chin and how easy Volkan could put him out. It makes me lean towards Santos in this one.
     

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