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Te Huna v Jimmo named for Wembley Arena

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The London fight card for February 16 is filling up fast with news that Ryan Jimmo will take on James Te Huna at Wembley Arena.

Just hours after Dennis Siver v Cub Swanson was confirmed as the co-main event, the UFC added a light-heavyweight match-up between two in-form fighters.

Jimmo currently holds joint ownership of the fastest knockout in UFC history. In his last outing he stopped Anthony Perosh in seven seconds, so his reputation goes before him in London.

The Canadian has won his last 17 fights, with his only defeat coming in his first ever professional bout. The victory over Perosh marked Jimmo's UFC debut, so his total Octagon time currently stands at seven seconds.

Te Huna has plenty of momentum in the 205lb weight class, winning his last three bouts, and he has only been beaten by Alex Gustafsson since joining the UFC.

The New Zealander's last outing saw him win Fight of the Night honours after a war with Joey Beltran, during which he fought the full 15 minutes despite breaking his left hand and foot.

The Wembley Arena card is headlined by an interim bantamweight title showdown between Renan Barao and McDonald, and also features the return of long-term absentee Terry Etim.

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