The above video is UFC History. Why you ask? This seven second KO punch delivered by Ryan Jimmo has gone down in the record books tied for the fastest KO in a UFC Event.
Jimmo, who dominated the Canadian MFC made his UFC Debut in Calgary at UFC 149, and delivered a memorable performance. It took two steps and a strike to extend Jimmo’s win record to 17, and he impressed many. “WOW!!! Ryan Jimmo just tied the fastest KO in UFC history!” Tweeted UFC President Dana White after the knockout.
Jimmo was asked how he felt about the KO after the fight and said “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.”
Ryan Jimmo has lost only one fight in his career, and his UFC record now stands at 1-0 in an impressive fashion.
The Main Event in UFC 149 was less than thrilling however, as Renan Barao was announced the winner at the end of a five-round bout against Urijah Faber by Unanimous Decision. Faber was originally slated to fight Dominic Cruz in UFC 148, but Cruz suffered an ACL injury and had to withdraw from the fight. It would have been the third match between the two. Faber scheduled the fight with Barao shortly after the Cruz injury was announced, and ultimately fell short of the Interim Title Belt. The win for Barao was his 30th victory, his last loss dates back to 2006 in his UFC debut.
Here is the official UFC 149 card, from our friends at MixedMartialArts.com:
Main Card (Live on Pay-Per-View, 10:00 PM ET)
-Renan Barao defeated Urijah Faber by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46)
-Tim Boetsch defeated Hector Lombard by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Cheick Kongo defeated Shawn Jordan by Unanimous Decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-James Head defeated Brian Ebersole by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Matt Riddle defeated Chris Clements by Submission (Arm-Triangle, 3rd Round, 2:02)
Preliminary Bouts (Live on FX, 8:00 PM ET)
-Nick Ring defeated Court McGee by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Francisco Rivera defeated Roland Delermo by TKO (Punches, 1st Round, 4:19)
-Ryan Jimmo defeated Anthony Perosh by KO (Punches, Round 1, 0:07)
-Bryan Caraway defeated Mitch Gagnon by Submission (Rear-naked Choke, Round 3, 1:39)
Preliminary Bouts (Live on Facebook, 7:00 PM ET)
-Antonio Carvalho defeated Daniel Pineda by KO (Punches, Round 1, 1:11)
-Anton Kuivanen defeated Mitch Clarke by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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