Aussie MMA fighter in 'fastest knockout'

Maggie Hendricks, Yahoo!7 July 23, 2012, 10:20 am

After a decorated career with the Canadian promotion MFC, Ryan Jimmo made a memorable UFC debut. He knocked out Australian Anthony Perosh in seven seconds at UFC 149 in Calgary.

Light heavyweight Jimmo took two steps in at Perosh before unloading a massive right hand that knocked Perosh right against the fence. He followed up with a strike on the ground, but it wasn't needed. Referee Josh Rosenthal stopped the fight, and Jimmo's win streak was extended to 17.

"I'm very happy, Joe. I'm very happy," Jimmo said to commentator Joe Rogan. "He's a big strong guy, so I went at him."

UFC president Dana White was pleased with Jimmo's debut.

"WOW!!! Ryan Jimmo just tied the fastest KO in UFC history!" White tweeted.

Jimmo is now 17-1 and 1-0 in the UFC. Before fighting with the UFC, Jimmo showed why a fighter shouldn't give up after one loss. He was knocked out in his first fight, but has won 17 bouts since then. Though he was impressive in Canada, Jimmo was only known in the U.S. to the most fervent of fight fans, but now he will be known for a seven-second debut.

Perosh was on a three-fight win streak before ending up on the wrong end of an MMA record. He is now 13-7, and 3-2 in his most recent streak in the UFC.

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  1. greens V the tax payer12:44pm Monday 23rd July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Perosh should have tried long, long ago' and let the younger, fitter and deserving fighter have there time'' instead of shaming himself, what a way to be know to go out of the sport, i suppose he's never heard of quitting while your ahead ^.^

  2. adam h12:33pm Monday 23rd July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Thank you for the commercial, made it worth to watch.

  3. Tanner11:52am Monday 23rd July 2012 ESTReport Abuse


  4. Jimmy11:49am Monday 23rd July 2012 ESTReport Abuse