Breaking News:

Cagewriter

Ryan Jimmo ties UFC fastest knockout record in debut at UFC 149

Cagewriter

View photo

.

(Getty)

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

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.

Elite Athlete Workouts

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Tim Tebow working with former MLB pitcher on his throwing mechanics
Cole Hammels, Matt Cain homer off each other in the same inning
Martin Rogers: Bangladesh is the largest country never to medal
Y! Screen: Watch as a kitten attacks a doberman

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (936)
  • Rex Ryan turns focus on Bills' next opponent: Patriots

    Rex Ryan turns focus on Bills' next opponent: Patriots

    The dust had barely settled on the Bills' first win of the season, when coach Rex Ryan turned his attention to Buffalo's next opponent. Where Ryan's concerned, it's never too early to begin needling coach Bill Belichick and the New England … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 37 seconds ago
  • Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who led 'Arnie's Army,' dies at 87

    * Started playing golf at age 4 * Seven majors among 62 tournament wins * Son of a groundskeeper * Beloved for go-for-broke style (Adds Tiger Woods' reaction, paragraphs 6-7) By Eric Beech and Mark Lamport-Stokes Sept 25 (Reuters) - Arnold … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

    Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

    Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart … More »

    The Canadian Press - 11 minutes ago
  • LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron

    LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron

    Les Miles has finally been done in by one of the frantic finishes that came to define the Mad Hatter's tenure at LSU. LSU fired Miles and offensive co-ordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head … More »

    The Canadian Press - 11 minutes ago
  • South Korea recalls Son for Qatar, Iran World Cup qualifiers

    South Korea recalls Son for Qatar, Iran World Cup qualifiers

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea coach Uli Stielike has recalled Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min ahead of next month's 2018 World Cup qualification games against Qatar and Iran. … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago