UFC President Dana White made the announcement at the UFC 149 post-fight news conference.
UFC 149 was Zuffa’s first foray into Calgary and took place at the Scotiabank Saddledome with an attendance of 16,089 and a live gate of 4.1 million dollars. That figure is a new record for the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Jimmo made his UFC debut in emphatic fashion as he touched gloves with his opponent Anthony Perosh then landed a huge overhand right that sent Perosh crashing to the canvas in seven seconds. Jimmo then landed one final punch for good measure as the referee had to run across the cage to put a halt to the fight.
Riddle and Clements put on a back and forth affair with Riddle getting the better of the wrestling and grappling action, only to let Clements up to trade strikes back and forth at times. In the final frame Riddle was able to avoid a spinning back elbow/punch and lock up an arm triangle before tripping Clements to the canvas to finish the submission.
Caraway and Gagnon got off to a furious start as Gagnon put Caraway on his back and proceeded to unleash to powerful ground and pound strikes. However, Caraway was able to withstand the barrage and take advantage of a visibly tired Gagnon in the final frame. Caraway was able to get a takedown and take Gagnon’s back and then worked to secure the rear naked choke for the win. It was a competitive bout with lots of back and forth action which netted the two with “Fight of the Night” honors.