Despite entering the organization on a sixteen-fight winning streak, plenty of questions surrounded UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo leading up to his Octagon debut this past July based on the number of decisions the Canadian notched while serving as MFC champion. However, Jimmo quickly silenced his critics at UFC 149, taking less than ten seconds to announce his arrival after blasting Anthony Perosh into unconsciousness in the opening ticks of their tilt.
Jimmo will have an opportunity to follow-up on the performance on February 16 in London, England when he faces James Te Huna at UFC on Fuel 7. Event officials have confirmed the bout.
The 17-1 “Big Deal” hasn’t lost since his MMA debut, picking notable wins over Marvin Eastman, Wilson Gouveia, and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou along the way.
Te Huna, who also owns a first-round finish over Perosh, has come out with his hand raised in three straight scraps. Thirteen of his victories have featured some form of stoppage.
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