BREAKING: Alonzo Menifield Set To Fight William Knight at UFC Vegas 44

Published 11/20/2021, 8:00 AM EST


UFC just announced another exciting fight for the upcoming UFC Vegas 44 event set to take place on the 4th of December. According to the latest news, Alonzo Menifield will fight William Knight in a Light heavyweight bout at the event.

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The last two months of 2021 are definitely a treat for all UFC fans. Recently, fight fans witnessed one of the best cards in UFC history, UFC 268. We also witnessed lovely performances from Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42.

The best part is, the action isn’t over yet. Dana White and the matchmakers have lined up some incredible match-ups for the audience to cap off the wonderful year the promotion has had. 

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Alonzo Menifield vs William Knight was first confirmed on Twitter via Tom Feely, from Sherdog.

Alonzo Menifield vs William Knight is a fixture that fans have been waiting to see for a long time. The two were first supposed to fight at UFC 260 in March. However, this couldn’t take place as William Knight was made to withdraw due to COVID-19 protocols. Knight was replaced by a newcomer in the UFC and the former LFA light heavyweight champion Fabio Cherant.

Alonzo Menifield vs William Knight: Predictions

The American mixed martial artist Alonzo Menifield is currently on 11 wins and 2 losses in his professional fight career. The fighter has formerly competed in promotions like Bellator and LFA. Menifield has already fought twice this year and seems to be in excellent form. He beat the likes of the UFC veteran Ed Herman and Fabio Cherant.

Menifield is known to finish most of his fights within the first round and holds some massive striking power. The fighter is also incredible in his grappling and wrestling skills. Alonzo has bagged himself two first-round wins in the past via his deadly submissions.

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However, his upcoming opponent, William Knight is no less in his striking ability. Knight is an absolute beast in the octagon and has displayed some insanely powerful and accurate striking skills. The fighter got nine out of his ten wins in the octagon, following a knock-out.

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Looking at the history of the fighters and their fighting style, their upcoming bout can go either way if none of them shoot for takedowns. Both fighters are incredible strikers but, Knight has a slight advantage over Menifield in striking. However, if the fight goes to the ground, it is likely that Alonzo Menifield will walk away with the victory.

Who do you think will win? Let us know.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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