UFC Vancouver: Jim Crute Questions Power of Misha Cirkunov, Ahead of Today’s Fight
By FCF Staff
Jim Crute has gone undefeated to date in pro-MMA, and the light-heavyweight sounds extremely confident that will remain the case, after UFC Vancouver today.
Crute is booked to face Misha Cirkunov at today’s card, which will be hosted by the city’s Rogers Arena. While talking to the media recently about the match-up, the rising Australian fighter said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I believe that I can get him out of there early,” Crute said. “But at the same time, I’m very well aware that that doesn’t always happen and I know that I can go three hard rounds. I don’t think he’s got the power to put me away. I know that I have the power to put him away. So I’ve just got to keep my defense as good and move around him a bit and put the lights out on him.”
After scoring a win on Dana White’s Contender Series, Crute (10-0) has gone 2-0 in the UFC so far. The 23-year-old submitted Paul Craig in December, and in February, he stopped Sam Alvey.
Cirkunov (14-5) is looking to get back on track, as he was quickly stopped by Johnny Walker in his last bout this past March.