Finishing the Fight: UFC Fight Island 6

Jimmy Crute, UFC
Jimmy Crute, UFC Vancouver Official Weigh-In Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

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.

For UFC Fight Island 6 we will take a look at some fighters with only a few (5 or less) fights in the UFC, rather than those fighters that are long time UFC veterans with a bunch of finishes with the promotion. 

Jimmy “The Brute” Crute (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 8

Via KO/TKO: 4

Via Submission: 4

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 3

Via KO/TKO: 1

(Sam Alvey)

Via Submission: 2

(Paul Craig, Michał Oleksiejczuk)

At just 24 years old Jimmy Crute is making a huge splash in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Jimmy has faced great opponents for the entirety of his professional MMA career.  Crute has finished three tough fighters since he won his UFC contract with a first-round finish on the Contender Series back in 2018.

Jimmy has some very slick submissions and is very competent in grappling. Jimmy’s two kimura finishes in the UFC have shown just comfortable he is on the ground. But Crute also has some very heavy hands and can throw up a head kick effortlessly. And Crute’s Feburay 2019 first-round TKO of Sam Alvey perfectly displays how one punch from this man, can change everything. Jimmy will look to add to his finishes on October 17 at UFC Fight Island 6.


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