Jimmy “The Brute” Crute’s dream of fighting in the UFC is now one step closer to being realised.
The undefeated Hex Fight Series light heavyweight champion has run through every opponent in his path so far, on his way to achieving a 7-0 record, including four first-round finishes. Now, Bendigo’s Crute recently announced that he has been granted the opportunity to fight on the upcoming second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, on July 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
10 years ago, at 12 years of age I made a decision to dedicate my life to fighting and pursue my dream of fighting in the @ufc. On July 24th in Las Vegas that opportunity will be in arms reach when I take on Chris Birchler on @danawhite Contender series. It feels like the last 10 years have been leading to this moment and i promise that like every other time i fight i will be coming 100% prepared and ready for a war. Chris Birchler is a tough gritty opponent but the man is in my way and i am going to do everything in my power to destroy this man. This is only the begining of my career but one giant step to the end goal. #dwtncs #danawhitescontenderseries #massnutritionbendigo #musclemealsdirect #physioaustralia #punishfightgear #doncamillos #journeyfitness #michellereevesmrt #stewieshouseofbjj #teamgreco #ufc #mma
The show aired its debut season last year, and produced such names as Sean O’Mally and Boston Salmon. In each episode, ten fighters face off, in five bouts. Then, regardless of outcome, two of the ten are personally selected for a contract by the UFC president himself, Dana White. That fact, along with the fact that all ten competitors have been previously chosen for their impressive skill set, makes for some exciting action inside the cage.
Jim Crute’s opponent on July 24th is Chris “The Big Buck” Birchler, a highly skilled American who is fighting out of Fairfield, New Jersey. Birchler (7-3) will have the edge in experience, having faced some tough fighters during his MMA career, such as former UFC veteran Matt Hamill.
Crute will have twelve weeks to prepare for the bout, the young rising star seems extremely excited for the opportunity ahead.
Chris is an Australian writer and martial artist. He is an ADCC Melbourne Open Heavyweight Gold Medalist.