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Brits Watson and Manuwa heading to the UFC

ESPN staff
July 5, 2012
Dana White appears to have signed up another Brit © Getty Images

UFC Nottingham appears set to get more British additions with news that Tom Kong Watson and Jimi Manuwa have signed for the UFC.

Reported by Fighters Only, undefeated light-heavyweight Manuwa has reached agreement over a UFC contract, and will make his debut on September's Nottingham card. Watson is also expected to feature.

Currently 11-0, Manuwa is a UCMMA champion and brings heavy punching power to the Octagon. Only twice has he been forced into a second round, having won 10 of his 11 fights via KO or TKO.

Watson has long been linked to the UFC, having beaten the likes of Murilo Rua and Jack Marshman. Neither he nor Manuwa have yet been handed an opponent.

UFC Nottingham is headlined by Stefan Struve v Stipe Miocic, and already features a heavy British contingent in Brad Pickett, Dan Hardy, Jason Young, Che Mills and Paul Sass.

Tickets for UFC: Nottingham are available now from www.capitalfmarena.com and www.ufc.com.

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