MFC Champion Ryan Jimmo sign with the UFC

The UFC announced today that it has signed MFC light heavyweight champion champ . He will face Czech wrestler Karlos Vemola at UFC on FX 1 on the 20th January.

Jimmo is currently on a 16 fight win streak, his last a controversial decision win against Sokoudjou in October

Cagepotato spoke with Ryan today, and as expected, he was ecstatic about “the big deal,”  but couldn’t disclose any of the details of his new multi-fight contract as per Zuffa policy.

“I’m very happy and excited to be joining the UFC and to be given this opportunity to prove myself on the world’s biggest stage. I started training 27-years ago with my father and have worked very hard to get to where I am. I’d like to thank Joe Silva, Dana White and the Fertittas for giving me my shot and everyone who helped me achieve this goal including my manager Bobby, all of my sponsors, training partners, family, friends, and Mark and the MFC for helping me get here,” Jimmo said. “Without all of their help and support I never would have gotten to where I am. Karlos Vemola is a stiff test for my first UFC fight and I’m going to make sure I entertain the fans and put on a great fight on January 20.”

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