Jimmo Signs with UFC; First Fight Announced


Ryan Jimmo has signed with the UFC. According to the UFC, the Maximum Fighting Champion is scheduled to fight Karlos Vemola at UFC on FX 1 on January 20th in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jimmo (16-1) last defeated Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at MFC 31 and has reeled off 16 straight wins since losing his debut fight in 2007.  He was awarded a four fight deal by the UFC.

His opponent Karlos Vemola (8-2) is 1-2 in the UFC. Vemola lost his last fight to Ronny Markes after finishing Seth Petruzelli for his first UFC win.

The card will be headlined by Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller and will be the first on the FX channel.

56 Responses to “ Jimmo Signs with UFC; First Fight Announced ”

  1. E_Lewis says:

    Just being signed to the UFC doesn’t mean Ryan will be immediately successful. Lots of fighters get their first cluster of losses once they hit the big show. Regardless, the promotion was earned and UFC experience is a benefit to any pro fighter.

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  2. DION says:

    Congrats, Good luck fuel your tank from all the hate,and smile when you enter the octagon for everybody to see knowing the can only dream of your reality!!!

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  3. Chuck says:

    One thing i think we can all agree on is Jimmo will do better than Timothy Hague!

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  4. TheRealMarkPavelichMFC says:

    I also want to thank all the people today who showed up to the Fight Summit in Las Vegas and who all attended my seminar. Thanks everyone and some great questions. Back to Jimmo…………..He has an enourmous amount of talent and it is endless how far he can go.

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  5. the ordeal says:

    Jimmo – from deep down “congratulations”.
    Looks like you just got yourself a full time job…………..lol
    ya aint got the UFC belt yet…..just a matter of time and you’ll be in line for it.
    better train smart, time isn’t yours to waste

    @Billy – yes we know him, and we dont like you !!

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  6. Mark Spiers says:

    TheRealMarkPavelichMFC can you please contact me at mark@markspiers.ca to discuss Jimmo.

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