Finishing the Fight: UFC Vegas 7

Alonzo Menifield UFC on Vegas 7 weigh-in
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 21: Alonzo Menifield poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Mixed martial arts fans love a good fight-ending sequence, as often it summarizes the story of the fight in just a few seconds. Getting the finish is a definitive end to a fight that makes a statement: “I was this much better than my opponent at that particular moment in time.”

Every fighter has their go-to moves, especially specialists within certain martial arts disciplines. Their own signature styles that can lead to spectacular finishes. Whether it’s a scary-good rear-naked choke that fighters just can’t seem to avoid once going to the ground or crazy power in a straight left hand that has dropped even granite-chinned fighters with ease, each fighter has a particular finishing move or sequence. Moves that have stuck in fan’s minds and come to define and describe their careers within the cage.

This week we will take a look at some fighters with only a couple of fights in the UFC or making their debuts. 

Alonzo Menifield (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 9

Via KO/TKO: 7

Via Submission: 2

Total Number of UFC/DWCS Finishes: 4

Via KO/TKO: 4

(Paul Craig, Vinicius Moreira, Dashawn Boatwright, Daniel Jolly)

Via Submission: 0

Alonzo Menifield is a very impressive light heavyweight prospect that is the product of Dana White’s Contender Series. Menifield was on the Contender Series in both 2017 and in 2018, finishing both of his opponents in terrifying fashion including making his first opponent quit on the stool.

At 6’0″ and a 76″ reach, Menifield is built like a brick house and that definitely translates to his grappling strength and punching power. Menifield’s punching power is something to behold and he has ran through some solid competition with his straight forward attacks and blitzes.

He has a big opportunity against Ovince Saint Preux on Saturday, after stepping into the fight on short notice. Ahead of the fight, Menifield told us that it’s “bombs away” against OSP.