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Jimmy Crute provides update on injured leg in Anthony Smith fight at UFC 261

Adam D Martin - April 29, 2021

UFC light heavyweight contender Jimmy Crute provided an update on his injured leg from the Anthony Smith fight at UFC 261. Crute appeared to be in serious pain due to a leg injury and unable to walk properly at the end of the first round with Smith. After attempting to put pressure on the leg, his knee buckled and the cage-side doctor called a stop to the fight as Crute lost via injury TKO. A few days after the fight and Crute has now provided an update on the injury he suffered. According to the Aussie, there is the belief he suffered a knee injury in the fight.

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Jimmy Crute issues statement following leg injury TKO loss to Anthony Smith at UFC 261

Adam Martin - April 25, 2021

UFC light heavyweight prospect Jimmy Crute issued a statement following his first-round TKO loss to Anthony Smith at UFC 261. Crute was the betting favorite heading into the bout with Smith and he was doing well early on in the fight with his takedowns, but a leg injury caused the doctor to stop the fight at the end of the first round. Following the loss, the Aussie took to his social media to release a statement following the loss to Smith. Take a look at what Crute wrote on his Instagram.

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UFC 261 Results: Anthony Smith defeats Jimmy Crute via TKO (Video)

Chris Taylor - April 24, 2021

A light heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Anthony Smith taking on Jimmy Crute kicks off tonight’s UFC 261 main card. Smith (35-16 MMA) will enter tonight’s event looking to build off his impressive first round submission victory over Devin Clarke this past November. ‘Lionheart’ has gone 2-2 since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones in his bid for the promotions light heavyweight title at UFC 235.

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Anthony Smith returns to the Octagon at UFC 261 against Jimmy Crute

Adam Martin - February 9, 2021

A pair of light heavyweight contenders will meet at UFC 261 as Anthony Smith is set to take on Jimmy Crute, who recently lost his opponent. Crute was originally set to take on Johnny Walker at UFC 260, but Walker was forced to withdraw from that fight due to a torn pectoral muscle. Instead, Crute is now shifted back a month but he gets to take on a higher-ranked fighter instead when he meets Smith at UFC 261, which takes place on April 24. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to break the news that Smith would be fighting Crute.

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UFC Fight Island 6 Results: Jimmy Crute KO's Modestas Bukauskas (Video)

Chris Taylor - October 17, 2020

Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 event features an intriguing light heavyweight battle between highly touted prospects Jimmy Crute and Modestas Bukauskas. Crute (11-1 MMA) was most recently seen in action at February’s UFC event in Auckland, where he scored a submission victory over Michał Oleksiejczuk. Prior to that, ‘The Brute‘ was coming off the first loss of his career against Canadian standout Misha Cirkunov.

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Jimmy Crute reveals personal sacrifices, including living in a van, to fight in the UFC

Adam Martin - October 13, 2020

UFC light heavyweight prospect Jimmy Crute reveals the personal sacrifices he makes, including sleeping in a van, to fight in the UFC. The 24-year-old Aussie is one of the best up-and-coming light heavyweights in the sport. After making his MMA debut in 2016, Crute won the first seven fights of his career in Australia before getting a chance to fight on Dana White’s Contender Series. He scored a knockout on the show to earn a UFC deal. Crute then scored back-to-back stoppage wins over Paul Craig and Sam Alvey before losing for the first time against Misha Cirkunov.

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Jimmy Crute reveals simple game plan for Michal Oleksiejczuk: 'I’m testing his f***ing chin'

Cole Shelton - February 17, 2020

Jimmy Crute is looking to return to the win column at UFC Auckland when he battles Michal Oleksiejczuk. Crute is coming off a first-round submission loss to Misha Cirkunov at UFC Vancouver where a win would have put him in the top-15. In the fight, the Aussie was close to finishing it but he says he let his emotions get the better of him.

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UFC Vancouver Results: Misha Cirkunov submits Jimmy Crute (Video)

Chris Taylor - September 14, 2019

A light heavyweight bout between Misha Cirkunov and Jimmy Crute took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC Vancouver event. Misha Cirkunov (15-5 MMA) will return to the Octagon for the first time since suffering a brutal first round knockout loss to Johnny Walker this past March at UFC 235. After starting his UFC career 4-0, the Canadian has since gone just 1-3 over his past four fights.

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Dana White criticizes referee Marc Goddard for Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey stoppage

Tom Taylor - February 10, 2019

Mid-way through the first round of a compelling UFC 234 light heavyweight contest, Australia’s Jim Crute rocked his foe Sam Alvey, leaving the American on spaghetti legs. With Alvey hurt, Crute quickly swarmed to force a stoppage, and eventually got one. Yet many onlookers felt that stoppage came a little too early — that includes UFC President Dana White. Speaking at the UFC 234 post-fight press conference, Dana White criticized referee Marc Goddard for his handiwork in this Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey matchup.

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More reasons to watch UFC 234

Mike Straus - February 6, 2019

The Octagon will soon return to the Land Down Under as UFC 234 is almost here. On the surface, UFC 234 is all about the main event and co-main event. Australia’s own Robert Whittaker will defend his middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum in the headliner, while “The Spider” Anderson Silva will look to shock the world when he faces off with the unbeaten Israel Adesanya.

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EXCLUSIVE | Jim Crute hopes to be in light heavyweight top-10 with three wins — starting with Paul Craig at UFC Adelaide

Tom Taylor - November 29, 2018

Back in July, undefeated Australian light heavyweight prospect Jim Crute earned himself a UFC contract with a first-round destruction of Chris Birchler on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. This Sunday in Adelaide, Australia (Saturday in North America), he’ll make his long-awaited UFC debut against Scotland’s Paul Craig. The last time Paul Craig was in action, he dazzled the MMA community with an epic comeback win, dodging near-certain defeat by submitting Magomed Ankalaev with a single second remaining in their fight. Jim Crute saw this fight, and he was as impressed as the rest of us. That being said, he assures Paul Craig will have no such victory at UFC Adelaide.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 106 // Juan Archuleta | Ray Cooper III | Jimmy Crute

Jason Kindschy - November 28, 2018

Juan Archuleta returns to preview his showdown against Jeremy Spoon at Bellator 210 in Thackersville, Oklahoma this Friday. Still undefeated since joining the promotion, “The Spaniard” looks to put on another great performance and show the world why he is more than ready to prove himself against the elite in the division. With big plans ahead for 2019 and beyond, we’ll discuss Archuleta’s continued campaign for titles in multiple weight classes, and who he plans to face after dispatching Spoon on Friday. We’ll also get Juan’s take on upcoming matchups featuring his teammates at the Treigning Lab, and much more.