Former hockey enforcer Steve Bosse debuts at TUF Nations Finale against Ryan Jimmo

BY Damon Martin • February 19, 2014

Former hockey enforcer turned MMA fighter Steve Bosse has signed with the UFC and will meet fellow Canadian Ryan Jimmo on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Nations finale card in Quebec City, Quebec on April 16.

UFC officials announced the fight with verbal agreements in place on Wednesday.

Bosse (10-1) is a former semi-professional hockey player who got his reputation for being the nastiest enforcer while playing for the North American Hockey League. Following his exit from the sport, Bosse instead turned his attention to MMA where he's found a lot of success.

Currently riding an eight-fight win streak, Bosse will make his UFC debut in May against a veteran opponent with championship credentials.

Ryan Jimmo (18-3) returns to action after suffering a leg injury that cost him his last bout against Jimi Manuwa in October. Now back to full health, the former Canadian title holder will hope to improve on his current 2-2 record in the UFC with a win over Bosse in Quebec City.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations card will go down on April 16 with middleweights Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy headlining the show in a five-round main event.