Anthony Perosh Welcomes Ryan Jimmo to Octagon at UFC 149

Written by Tom Ngo
May 2nd, 2012

UFC Anthony Perosh

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Perosh (Pictured) will roll out the welcome wagon for Ryan Jimmo at UFC 149. The July 21st festivities take place inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Jimmo made the announcement on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.

Perosh has posted a perfect 3-0 mark since dropping down to the 205-pound division. The 39-year-old was most recently seen defeating Nick Penner via TKO in March.

Jimmo will be making his big league premiere riding a 16-fight winning streak. His only career blemish came in his mixed martial arts debut over five years ago. “Big Deal” was expected to compete in January’s “UFC on FX 1” event, but he was stung by the injury bug and was forced to withdraw.

Here are the athletes expected to appear up north:

Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen

George Roop vs. Antonio Carvalho

Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon

Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh

Court McGee vs. Nick Ring

Jon Fitch vs. Aaron Simpson

Thiago Alves vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Thiago Silva

Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)

(Picture provided by Steven Houchin of Shotgun Images)

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