Light Heavyweights James Te Huna, Ryan Jimmo Join UFC on Fuel TV 7 in London



Light heavyweights James Te Huna and Ryan Jimmo are the latest additions to the UFC’s upcoming trip to London.

Promotion officials announced Thursday that the pair will lock horns at the Feb. 16 event, which emanates from Wembley Arena and is headlined by an interim bantamweight title showdown between Renan “Barao” Pegado and Michael McDonald. The evening’s main card airs live on Fuel TV, while the preliminary proceedings stream immediately prior on Facebook.

Known for his devastating punching power, Te Huna, 31, has won three straight fights since falling to Alexander Gustafsson in February 2011. The New Zealand-born light heavyweight closed out last year with 47-second knockout of Ricardo Romero and then kicked off 2012 with a first-round finish of Aaron Rosa. Te Huna most recently competed at UFC on Fuel TV 4, taking a unanimous decision from the resilient Joey Beltran on July 11.

Jimmo, meanwhile, notched a seven-second knockout of Anthony Perosh in his UFC debut, downing “The Hippo” at UFC 149. Prior to that July 21 victory, Jimmo had won seven straight fights in Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championship, capturing that promotion’s light heavyweight title in February 2011 and defending it successfully twice before joining the UFC. “Big Deal” has not recorded a professional loss since his 2007 debut, rattling off 17 straight wins, including seven knockouts.

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

Related News

  • 21 days ago
  • 19 views

The light heavyweights join fellow Swedes Nico Musoke and Nicklas Backstrom on the Oct. 2014 fight card. With Amir Sadollah's return confirmed for UFC Fight Night 53 not too long ago, a Light Heavywe read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 views

On the latest Great MMA Debate podcast, UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader sits down for an in-depth interview, as well as lightweight fighter Bobby Green, plus all the fallout from Jon Jones vs. Danie read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 views

Top-10-ranked light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux are fighting to move another rung up the 205-pound division ladder, but first, they had to weigh in on Friday. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 12 views

Tiago dos Santos is the latest Jungle Fight champion to join the UFC, and he has a pretty good reason to believe he’s there to stay. Born in Laranjal do Jari, a small town in Amapa, Brazil, "Trator" read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 40 views

A clash between Top 10 light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis appears to be on its way to the UFC 179 main card. Per Combate (h/t MMAJunkie.com), No. 4 Teixeira and No. 6 Davis have verbal read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 9 views

Roger Gracie is joining ONE Fighting Championship, and will moving back up to 205 lbs. Roger Gracie is heading to Asia and will be joining the ranks of ONE Fighting Championship. As Bloody Elbow lear read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC's Fight Night series continues as light heavyweight talents Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux battle to remain in the top ten and potentially move into the top five of the light heavyweight divis read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 7 views

Ryan Bader continues serving as the light heavyweight division's foremost gatekeeper, and he has officially declared that Ovince St. Preux's name is "not on the list." Now, he finds himself in an odd read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 270 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 >>