That said, Crute does not resent the opportunity to test Bukauskas, whose lone UFC fight was a win against Andreas Michalidis in July. In honor of Khamzat Chimaev's 10 day turnaround for his fight against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas, we look back at the Top 5 fastest turnarounds in UFC history. Jimmy Crute has a strong case to say he has earned a number next to his name in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings, or at least a shot against a top 15 fighter. In a light heavyweight bout, Jimmy Crute and Modestas Bukauskas square off at UFC on ESPN+ 38 Saturday at the UFC’s Fight Island facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.The prelims kick off at 4 p.m. Jimmy Crute has a strong case to say he has earned a number next to his name in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings, or at least a shot against a top 15 fighter. “I literally train (go home) and go back to training. Current Ranking… Crute has fought several well-known light heavyweights in his four appearances in the Octagon. “I know what I’m going to do to him; I think it’s very obvious where I’ve got advantages over him. But I’ve dealt with a lot of stuff and now I know I belong there.”. We can’t go for coffee afterwards, we can’t get (sparring partners) in that aren’t part of the camp,” said Crute. Last 5: W W W L W. Association: Stewie's House of BJJ. “He seems like a real nice guy, but I’m going to bash him.”, Visit Abu Dhabi: http://www.abudhabievents.ae/, Check out all the big winners from Fight Island 5, Look back at five of the best fights from Nate Diaz's career, Leading Agency to Continue as the Exclusive Commercial Pay-Per-View Distributor for UFC. Get the latest UFC fighter rankings, fight results, and other stats for Jimmy Crute on VersusSportsSimulator.com. RELATED: Fighters On The Rise, Ortega vs Korean Zombie Edition. I’m not going to be sitting here complaining.”. I know they’ve got a lot of hype behind him,” said Crute. Crute has prepared for Bukauskas in his native Melbourne, Victoria, home to the strictest COVID-related lockdown measures in Australia. That’s not the case, says Crute, but the job remains the same. “I think the UFC have come to me and said check if this guy’s worthy or not. “Instead of trying to do all these flashy techniques, mate, you should work on your boxing defense.”. Pro Record: 11-1-0. Jimmy Crute's highlight reel got a major upgrade on Saturday, as he absolutely flattened UFC newcomer Modestas Bukauskas in just over two minutes of their light heavyweight bout. I should have a number next to my name.”. Follow the rise of Jan Blachowicz as he made his way through the ranks to a light heavyweight title shot against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. Crute’s view of his place in the light heavyweight division is justifiable. Instead, the 24-year-old Australian will fight up and comer Modestas Bukauskas on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie on Saturday. ET on ESPN+.. Crute (11-1) stands one inch shorter than his Lithuanian counterpart, and he has a four-inch reach disadvantage. Crute has always seemed exceedingly confident, so it is a surprise to hear his response when asked if he believed he would retire undefeated before his loss to Cirkunov. Pro Debut Date: 2016-02-20. Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved, Hispanic Heritage Month: Nate Diaz's Top 5 Fights, UFC ANNOUNCES MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION WITH JOE HAND PROMOTIONS, Fighters On The Rise, Ortega vs Korean Zombie Edition. "The Brute" Jimmy Crute (11-1-0) is a Pro MMA Fighter out of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the #14th ranked Top Light Heavyweight MMA fighter. Rank State: Nevada. Sam Greco is a multiple-time kickboxing champion who’s coached a lot of good guys, and Daniel Kelly who’s a four-time Olympian and a multiple-time Olympic coach, so he’s coached at the top level, as well. That warning to Bukauskas might suggest bad blood between the two. Jimmy Crute's profile at Tapology. Crute also has no intention of leaving home soil. He admits he has overdone it in the past, something he has worked on for Bukauskas. I’m always going to overtrain - that’s just who I am - but I’ve done myself a lot more favors than I have in the past.”. I never really felt like I was talented enough to be at the top level. Australian Light Heavyweight Makes Octagon Return This Weekend On Fight Island, February 23, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. He has an 11-1 record overall and a 3-1 record in the UFC. Jimmy Crute (born 4 March 1996) is an Australian professional mixed martial artist, and was the Australia's Hex Fight Series light heavyweight champion. It begs the question: why take on the dangerous, but relatively unknown, Bukauskas? ET on ESPN+, followed by the main card set for 7 p.m. “It’s definitely more of a risk to reward but, at the same time, Mick (Maynard) the matchmaker has been very good to me and continues to be,” said Crute, ahead of his fight at UFC’s Fight Island. You get the impression that what Crute has previously lacked in self-belief, he has made up for with obsessive hard work. He’s stopped Paul Craig, Sam Alvey, and Michal Oleksiejczuk … Jimmy Crute was looking to test just how legit Modestas Bukauskas was at UFC Fight Island 6. On paper, Crute has the grappling advantage over Bukauskas, but believes he may surprise the UK export on the feet. His lone loss came against Misha Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Gaethje in September 2019, and he bounced back with a first-round submission victory against Michal Oleksiejczuk in February at UFC Fight Night: Felder v Hooker in New Zealand. “I take it as a compliment from the UFC, they think I’m the guy that can test this up and comer. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). I don’t care what anyone says we’ve got the goods right here with Dad’s Army.”. To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fighter Timeline series features Cain Velasquez and five of the biggest fights of his UFC career. Age: 24. “We have to be very careful about that stuff, we’ve had police come over (repeatedly) to the gym to check on us.”. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC), Open Workouts in Auckland, Feb 20, 2020 (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC), UFC Fight Island, View complete Tapology profile, bio, rankings, photos, news and record. “It’s hard to get guys to fight me because the position I’m in with Modestas is the position I put the ranked guys in. But there’s also problems where he thinks he’s going to be comfortable with me and it’s going to be a rude shock,” said Crute. “I’ve got Sam Greco and Daniel Kelly; who’s better at coaching than them? “This time around, discipline is making sure you rest properly, making sure you eat enough, dealing with the stress outside of fighting so it doesn’t impact your preparation. “I had massive self-belief issues before recently; I had to deal with a lot of stuff in my own head. The era of the Australian or New Zealand fighter seeking out elite training overseas has passed with homegrown champions like Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya.
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