Undefeated Alonzo Menifield (8-0) has booming knockout power, as evidenced by all 8 men faced falling to the canvas. Formerly an arena football league linebacker, Menifield found MMA in 2000 when he walked into Saekson’s Muay Thai.
Alonzo started his pro career at heavyweight (265 lbs.) after finishing two fights at the amateur level. A full-time Light Heavyweight currently, his physical gifts are on full display, supreme speed, movement, and power. Now fighting out of Dallas, Texas with Fortis MMA and rising coach Sayif Saud, Menifield’s career has taken flight after winning his second Contender Series fight.
The former football star got his first shot on The Contender series in 2017. Although he was victorious, it wasn’t his best night and was fortunate to end up with the win after opponent Daniel Jolly had a freak eye injury and was forced to withdraw.
He bounced back impressively, fixing his mistakes on the ground and dominating his next two fights. Menifield earned a second test in front of El Jefe, Dana White in June 2018 versus Dashawn Boatwright (3-0).
Alonzo took that chance and ran away with a contract in just eight seconds, knocking down Boatwright with his first punch, ending it moments later with vicious ground and pound.
Menifield exploded into the UFC in January at UFC Brooklyn, destroying Vinicius Moreira in the first frame. This Saturday (6/29) Alonzo Menifield aims for his second knockout in The Octagon and his ninth finish overall against Paul “The Bearjew” Craig (11-3) at UFC Minneapolis.
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