Two light heavyweights will meet as Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield face off this Saturday, Feb. 11 at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The main card will stream on ESPN+ PPV starting at 10 p.m. ET.
Crute (12-3) is back in the octagon after a two fight losing streak and an injury kept him sidelined for some time. Despite all of this, Crute has incredible power and knockout ability. For many fans, it’s a welcome sight to see him back in action.
Menifield (13-3) is coming off a KO win over Misha Cirkunov back in October 22. He has won his last two fights and 10 of his 13 wins have come by knockout. Menifield is looking to use his two inch height and reach advantage to floor Crute in his first fight back.
Crute is a favorite to win this bout with -180 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, Porter is a +155 underdog.
We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield round-by-round results
Round 1: Menifield 10-9
This one is off to a blistering start, Menifield starts with a strong low kick. Crute on offense responds with a nice takedown, Menifield manages to escape it. Menifield once again in trouble on the ground, Crute has him in the center of the octagon. Crute showing a strong ability to wrap Menifield up. Woah, big shot from Menifield drops Crute, he’s hurt!
Round 2: Menifield 10-9
Menifield lands a strong combo out of the gate and Crute is wobbly. Wow, each time Menifield seems to TKO him, Crute digs deep and displays his grappling skills. Menifield has landed more significant strikes but Crute is wearing him down with expert ground game.
Round 3: Crute 10-8
Point deduction early to start here is crucial, as Menifield grips the cage to avoid a takedown. Crute is now 6/12 on takedowns thus far and is showing excellent wrestling skills. The round ends with Crute stifling Menifield and draining the energy out of the fight. Great strategy and execution, now we head to the scorecards.