Jimmy Crute and Michal Oleksiejczuk faced each other in a Light Heavyweight clash tonight (Sat., Feb. 22, 2020) at UFC Fight Night 168, which took place inside Spark Center in Auckland, New Zealand.
Crute ducks into a double leg takedown early, successfully gets his foe down. Oleksiejczuk wall-walks back to his feet briefly, is tripped down, then gets up once more. Crute is sticky though, hanging on and dragging his opponent down each time he pops up. Oleksiejczuk nearly escapes, but Crute scores a slick single leg takedown to keep him down. Oleksiejczuk is determined as well and refuses to settle on his back. Finally, Oleksiejczuk is able to create separation. Both men land power hooks, then Crute scores another big takedown. This one is a real slam, and it forces Oleksiejczuk flat. Crute steps into the mount and begins hunting for an arm triangle choke. Oleksiejczuk escapes, but he falls into a kimura!
Crute applies pressure to the shoulder and forces the tap! It took a huge deal of effort, but Crute grounded and submitted a fellow tough prospect.
Result: Jimmy Crute defeats Michal Oleksiejczuk via kimura at 3:29 of round one
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