MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo passes away at 34 years old

UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo passes away at 34 years old  Former UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo has passed away at 34 years of age. The suspects are reportedly still at large. MMAjunkie confirmed a report made by Canadian news outlet CBC on Sunday, which said “the 34-year-old driver of one vehicle walked up to the occupants of the other vehicle. When he began to walk away, police say the suspects’ vehicle accelerated and struck him before leaving the scene. The suspects’ vehicle, a dark-colored pickup truck police say was occupied by two Caucasian males, then fled … and nearly hit a red car.” Jimmo (19-5) made his pro-MMA debut in 2007 and captured the MFC light heavyweight title at MFC 28 in 2011. He would go on to fight seven-times in the UFC including wins over Sean O’Connell, Anthony Perosh and Igor Pokrajac. Myself and the rest of the team would like to send out our condolances to Ryan and the rest of his family.   Sam Alvey vs. Eric Spicely added to UFC Fight Night 91 in South Dakota TUF 23’s Eric Spicely will make his official UFC debut against Sam Alvey on July 13th. UFC officials made the news over the weekend. Spicely (8-0) made it to the semi-finals of TUF 23 before losing via first round knockout to tournament finalist Andrew Sanchez. Prior to the show, “The Dream Catcher” cut his teeth in the CES MMA organization, where he’s fought all eight of his professional MMA bouts. Alvey (26-8) meanwhile looks to avoid three-straight losses for the first time in his career. He’s coming off a unanimous decision loss to Elias Theodorou at UFC Ottawa earlier this month.   UFC Fight Night 91 takes place July 13 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Here’s an updated look at the card. Michael Chiesa vs. Tony Ferguson John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Alexey Oleinik vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Ryan Hall vs. Alex White Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu Sam Alvey vs. Eric Spicely

Written by James Lynch

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