UFC London: Pros React to Jan Blachowicz and Jimi Manuwa’s Show Stealing Battle

UFC Jimi Manuwa Jan Blachowicz
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Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz outright stole the show Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 127 in London. So what did the pros think of their performance?

The co-main event of UFC London was a rematch that no one really asked for. In fact, the booking of a second fight between Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz was answered with head scratches and yawns. Their first fight, ending in a unanimous decision, didn’t exactly stand out. Really, the fight seemed like a way to get Manuwa, an English native, on the London card.

Then the co-main event unfolded, and stole the show at UFC Fight Night 127, as UFC London is properly known. In a bloody, back and forth war that saw both men rocked, Jan Blachowicz evened the series between the two. He rocked Manuwa in the opening round, bloodying his nose. Yet Manuwa would not go quietly, and held his own despite having a steady stream of blood to contend with. The two would battle through the remainder of the fight, each putting the other in difficult sports. Yet neither man would be finished. When it came time for the results to be read, it was clear Poland’s Blachowicz had won. Almost instantly, there was talk of a rubber match.

All that from a rematch no one really asked for to begin with. Check out what the pros though of the fight below!