UFC Signs Steve Bosse, Former Pro Hockey Player to Fight Ryan Jimmo
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added one of Canada’s top light-heavyweights to its roster, as the promotion has announced it’s signed 10-1 Steve Bosse. The former pro hockey player will make his Octagon debut versus Ryan Jimmo on April 16th, at the TUF Nations finale. The card will be hosted by Quebec City’s Colisee Pepsi.
Bosse (10-1) will be fighting for the first time since last May, when he stopped Caleb Grummet while fighting under the Challenge MMA banner. The 32 year-old fighter, who was known as an enforcer during his days as a pro hockey player, has scored wins over UFC vets like Marvin Eastman and Houston Alexander during his career.
Jimmo (18-3) will be looking to rebound from the TKO loss (due to a leg injury) he suffered versus Jimi Manuwa in October. The 32 year-old Canadian fighter has gone 2-2 to date in the UFC.
The TUF Nations finale will feature a welterweight bout between the show’s coaches Pat Cote and Kyle Noke and a middleweight fight between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy.