Finishing the Fight: UFC 260 — Menifield vs. Cherant and Worthy vs. Mullarkey

Alonzo Menifield UFC 260 weigh-in
Alonzo Menifield, UFC 260 Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Every fighter has their go-to moves, especially specialists within certain martial arts disciplines. Their own signature styles 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 260 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.

Alonzo “Atomic” Menifield (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 9

Via KO/TKO:  7

Via Submission: 2

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 2

Via KO/TKO: 2

(Vinicius Moreira, Paul Craig)

Via Submission: 0

Alonzo Menifield, a veteran of the 2017 and the 2018 season of Dana White’s Contender Series, has hit a bit of a rough patch as of late, losing his last two fights to Devin Clark and Ovince St. Preux.

But let’s not forget exactly what Alonzo Menifield is capable of with the huge power he posses in his hands. Menifield has 8 of his 9 finishes coming in the very first round and he has only heard the final bell sound just one time in his fight career (against Devin Clark).

Menifield’s last win (and finish) came in 2019 when Paul Craig made the mistake of trying a spinning hook kick which Alonzo was able to evade and then get his opponent to the ground and dribble his head off the canvas. Alonzo Menifield is explosive and because of that, he’s a fighter you can’t ever take your eye off of, even on a two fight losing steak. At UFC 260 Menifield will welcome UFC newcomer Fabio Cherant (featured on the next page) in a short notice fight that is sure to be a banger.


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