UFC officials confirmed the bout today.
Jimmo vacated his Maximum Fighting Championships light heavyweight title to make his UFC debut; the Edmonton, Canada native was scheduled to face Karlos Vemola this past January at UFC on FX 1 in his first octagon appearance, but was forced out of that fight with an injury. The 30-year-old has not lost a bout since his first professional appearance.
Perosh debuted in the UFC in 2006 as a heavyweight, losing two straight before he was handed his walking papers. He made his way back to the promotion in 2010 and, after suffering a loss to Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and cutting to light heavyweight, the 39-year-old has posted a three-fight winning streak, with all of his wins ending within the distance.
UFC 149 is expected to take place on July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and will be the first event that the promotion has brought to the province. In its current incarnation, the fight card looks like this:
- Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch
- Mauricio Rua vs. Thiago Silva
- Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch
- Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo
- Thiago Alves vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
- Anthony Perosh vs. Ryan Jimmo
- George Roop vs. Antonio Carvalho
- Nick Ring vs. Court McGee
- Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
- Mitch Clarke vs. Anton Kuivanen