The 23-year-old business student had arranged to meet a woman he had previously dated for two years in a secluded alley.
When they initially broke-up, she had blocked him on social media, the court was told.
But last year there was a “thawing” of relations and the two began having sex agin, prosecutor Katie Jones told Manchester Crown Court.
Ahead of the stabbing on January 28 this year, the victim got back in touch with her and the pair agreed to meet-up again for sex.
“I could have lost my life. He carried on stabbing me even as I tried to get away”
They arranged to meet at “Snakes path”, a cycle path near allotments, in Burnage, Greater Manchester, at 6pm.
But instead of his ex-girlfriend, the victim was confronted by Mohamed Abdiresak, 21, who pulled out a hunting knife and accused him of “taking all my shots”, jurors were told.
The victim took this as street slang for selling drugs on his patch, and insisted he hadn’t and showed him his student ID.
The court heard after a few minutes the victim assumed Abdiresak wouldn’t use the knife and stood up — at which point he stabbed him repeatedly.
Juror heard Abdiresak stabbed him in the groin, under the right arm and even tried to plunge the blade into his stomach — but the victim managed to physically stop him.
But as he struggled to get away Abdiresak knifed him in the leg, the court heard.
The victim was found by drivers on the A34 Kingsway who gave him first aid and called emergency services shortly before 7pm.
The victim was left with life-threatening injuries and at one point was resuscitated, the court was told.
He had seven stab wounds and needed extensive surgery during his stay in hospital, including for nerve damage in his arm and leg, with his long-term prognosis still not fully known.
In a victim impact statement read to the court he said he still suffered daily flashbacks and added: “I could have lost my life. He carried on stabbing me even as I tried to get away.”
Abdiresak, of Stratford Road, Newham, London, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent at an earlier hearing, Manchester Evening News reported.
Michael Brady, defending, described Abdiresak as an “intelligent young man” with no previous convictions.
He added: “He was unable to control his jealousy which he should have had the wherewithall to do.
“It demonstrates the devastation that can be caused by young men going out onto the streets armed with knives.
“His early guilty plea shows his genuine relief that (his victim) survived, his genuine remorse and regret at what he has done.
“It’s a tragedy he finds himself in this position but he aims to use his time in custody to educate himself and better himself.”
Abdiresak was sentenced to a total of 10 years six months in prison and will serve half in custody and the rest on licence.
Before sending him dowm, Judge Patrick Field QC told him: “(Your victim) was lured to a secluded spot.
“He thought he was going to meet (a woman), however she wasn’t there and didn’t appear.
“Instead you turned up, armed with a knife with the intention to do him very serious harm
“It appears you had bought the knife for that very purpose, and you used it to launch a ferocious attack and inflicted a series of wounds which were plainly life threatening
“This was a carefully planned attack on your part. You were motivated by jealousy.
“You used a lethal weapon and I conclude it was indeed your intention to cause more serious harm than actually resulted.
“This is demonstrated by the fact you tried to plunge the knife into his stomach where all the vital organs are situated.”
The woman, who was not named for legal reasons, is still under investigation by police for her possible role in the attack, the court was told.