Jimi Manuwa will compete on home soil when he faces Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on Feb. 27.
Promotion officials announced the light heavyweight pairing on Wednesday. UFC Fight Night takes place at the O2 Arena and also includes a middleweight tussle between Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi.
A native of Morden, England, Manuwa went 1-1 in 2015. After capturing a unanimous verdict against Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night “Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2” in April, “Poster Boy” suffered a second-round knockout loss to former title challenger Anthony Johnson at UFC 191. Manuwa is 15-2 as a professional, with 13 triumphs via knockout or technical knockout.
Krylov, meanwhile, has won his last three in the Octagon, besting Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Stanislav Nedkov and Cody Donovan inside of a round. The 23-year-old Ukrainian fighter has finished all 19 of his career victories inside the distance.