Anthony Perosh Looking to Spoil Ryan Jimmo’s Octagon Debut at UFC 149


Photo by Louie Abigail.

Australian light heavyweight Anthony “The Hippo” Perosh won’t have his home crowd behind him on Saturday night, but the 40-year-old will look to build on his three-fight winning streak in the UFC when he faces Octagon newcomer Ryan Jimmo at UFC 149 in Calgary.

Jimmo was unsuccessful in his fight to gain entry to the “The Ultimate Fighter Season 8? house, but since losing his MMA debut, the 30-year-old Canadian has won 15 straight fights and finally gets to make his UFC debut in front of his home fans.

“A fight is a fight,” Perosh said on fighting in front of Jimmo’s home fans. “Fighting in front of your home fans is great, but you also have the added pressure of doing well in front of them.”

Perosh, who is a submission specialist and goes by the saying “position before submission,” will take Jimmo down to the mat whenever possible on Saturday night as he looks to avoid the Canadian’s heavy hands.

“I’ve added a strength and conditioning coach to my team,” Perosh said. “I’ve been focusing on drills and technique, more then sparring this preparation.”

While Jimmo may not be the caliber of fighter that Perosh, who has has peaked at the latter stages of his career, needs to make his way into a shot at UFC champion Jon Jones, the Australian knows full well that a loss to the Canadian would all but dash his dreams.


For more MMA News and MMA Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC’s return to Australia is not official yet, but it has its first bout already. Sydney’s own Anthony Perosh will be making his return to the Octagon against Brazilian striker Guto Inocente, who ret read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 2 views

Which just so happens to be the same day as UFC Fight Night 56 on FOX Sports 1 in Brazil. Doubleheader! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sneaking in another mixed martial arts (MMA) event on t read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Bocek made his Octagon debut against Frankie Edgar at UFC 73: "Stacked" way back in June of 2007. Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran Mark Bocek is calling it a career a read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 17 views

Paige, you have Urijah Faber on line one... hello, Paige? On Oct. 4, 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 20-year old Paige VanZant will make history when she steps inside the Octagon to meet Kailin read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 views

From Yahoo Sports: Alan Jouban's modeling career pays the bills, but he hopes to be just as successful in MMA. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

Joby Sanchez will make his Octagon debut on short notice, as the Jackson-Wink MMA prospect will face Wilson Reis when the UFC heads to Oklahoma on Aug. 23. read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC made its debut in “The Pine Tree State” on Saturday night as UFC Fight Night 47 went down from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Ryan Bader’s takedowns earned him a win in the main read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 294 views

With UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones now facing Daniel Cormier in January, Anthony Johnson is already thinking ahead. UFC president Dana White claimed Johnson could be next for an odd man ou read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 7 views

TULSA – Clay Collard showed no octagon jitters in his UFC debut, but his over-aggression ultimately worked against him and aided the resurgent Max Holloway to an offense-heavy win.Filed under: News, read news >>