- Posted: 4:04 PM, July 23, 2012
Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesRyan Jimmo started off his UFC career with a bang.
The light heavyweight from nearby Edmonton put the Calgary crowd on its feet with a seven-second knockout of Anthony Perosh in a UFC 149 preliminary fight Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Jimmo (17-1) came out of his corner, touched gloves with Perosh and let loose with an overhand right to the ear that sent his opponent crashing into the cage. Jimmo followed it up with another punch and referee Mario Yamasaki pulled him off for the victory.
The vicious KO earned Jimmo “Knockout of the Night” honors, good enough for a $65,000 bonus, and tied Todd Duffee and Chan Sung Jung for the official fastest knockout in UFC history. The unofficial record is held by Duane Ludwig, who stopped Jonathan Goulet in 6.26 seconds, but the clock wasn’t stopped until 11 seconds had lapsed.