The Ultimate Fighter 8 contestant Ryan Jimmo will battle Jason Cecil at X Fights: Ontario vs. Maritimes on Oct. 4th at the Moncton Coliseum.
Jimmo, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, appeared on the premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter 8 but unfortunately he failed to gain a spot in the house when he dropped a decision to Antwain Britt. Jimmo is a versatile striker who holds victories over Jeff Lundberg, Craig Zellner and Samir Seif.
There were rumors that Jimmo was going to fight Robert Smith or Chris Fontaine but X Fights decided to stick with the Ontario vs. Maritimes theme choosing journeyman Jason Cecil.
Cecil possesses a mixed martial arts record of 3-5-0. Cecil is brawler who holds victories over the likes of Josh Strickland, Geza Kalman, and Luc Desautels. Cecil has also dropped bouts to notable names including Roger Hollett, Brent Beauparlant, and Martin Desilets.
X Fights: Ontario vs. Maritimes will also feature a light heavyweight bout between undefeated prospects Dan Fowler (2-0) and Scott Fraser (1-0).
In a recent interview with TheFranchiseRadio.net, X Fights promoter Victor Theriault announced that Stephen “The Wonderboy” Thompson would be making his mixed martial arts debut on Nov. 15 at X Fights 2. Thompson is a world class kickboxer who is 51-0 and helped current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre prepare for his Aug. 9 title defense against Jon Fitch.
Update: X Fights has announced that Ryan Jimmo will now meet Chris Fontaine in the main event at Ontario vs. Maritimes. Jimmo’s original opponent, Jason Cecil, was forced to withdraw after he suffered a broken nose at XMMA 5.