Jimi Manuwa

John Max 20 Aug,2017


Babajimi Abiola Manuwa better known as Jimi Manuwa is a British professional mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Furthermore, he is ranked #10 in official UFC light heavyweight rankings, as of January 2019.


Manuwa is married to Nina Quaranta and has four children. He reportedly has the net worth of about $1 million in 2019.

Jimi Manuwa Net Worth and Salary

As of 2019, Maunuwa's net worth is estimated to be no less than $1 million. Not to mention, the significant source his income is MMA. Since 2012, he is associated with UFC and his total UFC career earning is listed below:

Date Events Earnings Result
29 September 2012 UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic $12,000 Win
16 February 2013 UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald $16,000 Win
26 October 2013 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz $20,000 Win
8 March 2014 UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa $62,000 Loss
11 April 2015 UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2       - Win
5 September 2015 UFC 191 $24,000 Loss
8 October 2016 UFC 204 $103,000 Win
18 March 2017 UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson $107,000 Win
29 July 2017 UFC 214 $155,000 Loss
17 March 2018 UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov $175,000 Loss
8 December 2018 UFC 231 $130,000 Loss

He reportedly has made the MMA career earnings of around $1.5 million. Besides UFC, he has also competed at various events, through which he added the decent sum to his net worth. 

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He owns an AMG GTS car. The price of the car is $120,000.

Jimi Manuwa Married, Wife, and Personal life

Jimi Manuwa is blessed with a happily married and family life. He is married to his beloved wife Nina Quaranta. This couple has three daughters Marni, Isabella, Haven and a son Jaydon.

Jimi Manuwa and his wife Nina Quaranta

Jimi Manuwa's children

Besides his profession, he gives his equal time to the family. He makes his appearances in the public along with family members. Well, there are no records of his other relationships. Moreover, there are no rumors of their divorce.

37 years old Jimi Manuwa has a perfect height of 1.88 m and weight 93 kg. He belongs to British nationality and his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Jimi Manuwa Early life

Jimi Manuwa was born on  February 18, 1980, in Sacramento, California, United States. Even being such a famous fighter, there is no information about his other family members. And also his education background is unknown. 

Before starting his career his life was characterized by fights, theft, and criminality which led to him spending time behind bars. Well, he started his mixed martial arts training in 2007.

Jimi Manuwa Professional life

Jimi Manuwa participated at UCMMA in his first professional match and was able to get the victory. He is the only fighter to win the titles 5 times. During his career, Manuwa refused a contract offer from the Ultimate Fighting Championship thinking it wasn't the correct time to accept it.

Moreover, he also stated that reaching the UFC was his "ultimate goal". Furthermore, he also refused to fight at  UFC 138 event.

Moreover, he achieved his 5th title at UCMMA 24: Hands of War. He then signed to fight for  BAMMA and defeated  Frenchman Antony Rea via TKO.

He signed a new contract with UFC in July 2012. He participated at UFC on Fuel TV 5 where he defeated  Kyle Kingsbury via TKO. In his second match, he faced Cyrille Diabaté at  UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald. He became the winner after Cyrille faced tearing a calf muscle.

On  26 October 2013, he participated at  UFC Fight Night 30. In the match, he defeated Ryan Jimmo within the first round. Coming to 2014, he lost the fight to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 37. However, he was awarded a Fight of the Night bonus.

Well, he was expected to face  Maurício Rua at UFC Fight Night 56 but failed to attend the match due to an injury so  Ovince St. Preux was replaced in his place. Later he participated at  UFC Fight Night 64 on UFC Fight Night 64 where he got the victory over  Jan Blachowicz. However, he lost the fight to  Anthony Johnson via knockout at UFC 191.

In 2016 he was briefly linked to a matchup with Nikita Krylov at  UFC Fight Night 84. But due to the injury, the match was canceled. Following year he faced  Ovince Saint Preux at  UFC 204. He won the fight via knockout in the second round.

Well, Manuwa was briefly linked to a matchup with Glover Teixeira at UFC 208. But the pairing was scrapped, so he faced Corey Anderson on 18 March 2017. He won the match within the first round via knockout. However, he faced Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 on  29 July 2017. But he eventually got defeated in the first round via knockout.


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