UFC Vegas 44: Jamahal Hill beat Jimmy Crute.
Jamahal Hill defeated Jimmy Crute via KO (strike), Round 1 – 0:48 at UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV.
“That’s aimed at everyone who picked me to lose… I just hope to have a good game. Jimmy is a tough opponent… I just wanted to show me. This is what you get when you meet me,” said Hill, who has called for a future fight with Paulo Costa or Johnny Walker.
Hill only took a few seconds to maneuver Crute. During the first seconds of the fight, Hill managed to land a loop hook that dropped Crute onto the canvas. Crute was able to stand on his own again and it looks like he will recover from the fall. However, Hill responded with another big hook that sent Crute down a second time. This time, Hill was able to follow it with a huge right arm which caused the referee to immediately run over and stop the fight.
Crute entered Saturday’s bout as the 13th light heavyweight in the UFC, one place ahead of Hill. The two fighters were originally scheduled to fight on October 2, but the fight was rescheduled to UFC Vegas 44. After starting his career 9-0, Crute drew 2-2 out of four. his last match. In his final fight, Crute was knocked out by Anthony Smith at UFC 261. After his second straight knockout loss, Crute will need to recover in his next fight.
Hill started his career 7-0 but his eighth game turned into an uncontested contest after he failed a drug test. After the failed test, Hill returned to the knockout of Ovince Saint Preux. In his final bout, Hill suffered the first loss of his career, losing to Paul Craig by knockout in the first round at UFC 263. Hill is likely to have a climactic showdown next time when he entered the Octagon.
UFC Vegas 44 takes place Saturday, December 4, live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights.
https://fansided.com/2021/12/04/ufc-vegas-44-jamahal-hill-knockouts-jimmy-crute-48-seconds-video/ Jamahal Hill knocks out Jimmy Crute in 48 seconds