Bendigo mixed martial arts fighter Jimmy Crute is hours away from his next UFC bout.
This Sunday in Abu Dhabi on Fight Island Crute (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will go head-to-head against Modestas Bukauskas (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
"He's a talented guy, very skillful, but I will fight him no problem," Crute told ESPN.
Crute made his breakthrough to the UFC after winning a four-fight contract on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender series.
His first UFC fight was against Paul Craig which he won via kimura submission in the third round.
It was then followed up with another win, this time over Sam Alvey which he won via technical knockout in round one. His third fight was a match-up against Misha Cirkunov, who defeated Crute via a Peruvian necktie in the first round.
In his most recent fight he defeated Misha Oleksiejczuk via kimura in round one.
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