Jimmy Crute[4] (born 4 March 1996) is an Australian professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Crute was the former Australian Hex Fight Series Light Heavyweight Champion. As of July 18, 2022, he is #15 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.[5]

Jimmy Crute
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Jimmy Crute at UFC 234 in Melbourne, February 2019
BornJimmy Crute
(1996-03-04) 4 March 1996 (age 26)
Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname(s)The Brute
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
DivisionLight heavyweight (2016–present)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
Fighting out ofBendigo, Victoria, Australia
TeamStewie's House of BJJ
Resilience Training Centre[1]
Teacher(s)Sam Greco[2]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Green belt in Judo[citation needed]
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision3
By knockout2
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Crute comes from a long line of boxers on both parents’ sides,[6] and his parents got him started in Karate at age four and Judo at eight. Crute started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 11,[6] however, it wasn't until he was 12 that discovered MMA.[7] When he was 19, he made his professional debut in the Hex Fight Series in Melbourne, winning with a first round submission.[8]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Crute fought exclusively in Hex Fight Series in Australia where he won the light heavyweight championship and defended it twice.[9][10][11] He amassed a record of 7–0 with two TKOs and two submissions prior to competing on Dana White's Contender Series.[12]

Dana White's Contender SeriesEdit

Crute faced Chris Birchler on Dana White's Contender Series 14 web-series program on 24 July 2018.[13] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one and was awarded a UFC contract.[14][15]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Crute made his promotional debut on 2 December 2018 against Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night 142.[16][17] He won the fight via kimura in the third round.[18]

Crute faced Sam Alvey on 10 February 2019 at UFC 234.[19] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[20]

Crute faced Misha Cirkunov on 14 September 2019 at UFC Fight Night 158.[21] He lost the back-and-forth fight via a Peruvian necktie submission in the first round.[22]

Crute faced Michał Oleksiejczuk on 23 February 2020 at UFC Fight Night 168.[23] He won the fight via a kimura submission in the first round.[24] This win earned him a Performance of the Night award.[25]

Crute faced Modestas Bukauskas on 18 October 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.[26] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[27] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[28]

Crute was scheduled to face Johnny Walker on 27 March 2021 at UFC 260.[29] However, Walker pulled out of the fight in early February citing a chest injury.[30] Subsequently, promotion officials elected to remove Crute from the card and reschedule him against Anthony Smith the following month at UFC 261.[31] He lost the fight via doctor stoppage before the second round after suffering foot drop as a result of a leg kick by Smith, which rendered him unable to continue.[32]

As the first bout of his new, four-fight contract, Crute was scheduled to face Jamahal Hill on 2 October 2021 at UFC Fight Night 193.[33][34] However in early September, the bout was rescheduled to 4 December 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Aldo.[35] Crute lost the fight via knockout in round one.[36]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Crute was a full-time forklift driver prior to being signed by the UFC.[6]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 12 wins 3 losses
By knockout 5 2
By submission 4 1
By decision 3 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–3 Jamahal Hill KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Aldo 4 December 2021 1 0:48 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–2 Anthony Smith TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 261 24 April 2021 1 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 12–1 Modestas Bukauskas KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie 18 October 2020 1 2:01 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Performance of the Night.
Win 11–1 Michał Oleksiejczuk Submission (kimura) UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker 23 February 2020 1 3:29 Auckland, New Zealand Performance of the Night.
Loss 10–1 Misha Cirkunov Submission (Peruvian necktie) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje 14 September 2019 1 3:38 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 10–0 Sam Alvey TKO (punches) UFC 234 10 February 2019 1 2:49 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 9–0 Paul Craig Submission (kimura) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa 2 December 2018 3 4:51 Adelaide, South Australia
Win 8–0 Chris Birchler TKO (punches) Dana White's Contender Series 14 24 July 2018 1 4:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Doo Hwan Kim Decision (unanimous) Hex Fight Series 13 23 March 2018 5 5:00 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Defended the Hex Fight Series Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Steven Warby Decision (unanimous) Hex Fight Series 12 24 November 2017 5 5:00 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Defended the Hex Fight Series Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Benjamin Kelleher Submission (arm-triangle choke) Hex Fight Series 9 23 June 2017 1 1:23 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Won the Hex Fight Series Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Nathan Reddy TKO (punches) Hex Fight Series 8 31 March 2017 1 4:59 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 3–0 Matt Eland TKO (punches and elbows) Hex Fight Series 7 2 December 2016 1 2:55 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 2–0 Mike Turner Decision (unanimous) Hex Fight Series 6 24 June 2016 3 5:00 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 1–0 Ben Kelleher Submission (armbar) Hex Fight Series 5 20 February 2016 1 4:01 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Light Heavyweight debut.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Gavin Porter (21 February 2020). "Jimmy Crute Discovered New Identity". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "Have You Heard of Jimmy Crute?". Sherdog. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ Jimmy Crute (13 September 2019). "Heart attack that didn't stop him". playersvoice.com.au. PlayersVoice.
  4. ^ "Mixed Martial Arts show results Date: 4 December 2021" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "UFC Rankings, Division Rankings, P4P rankings, UFC Champions | UFC.com". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  6. ^ a b c FERRARO, PHILIP. "CRUTE ENJOYS TAKING ADVENTUROUS ROUTE". UFC.com. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  7. ^ "UFC Jim Crute Fighter". Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  8. ^ "UFC contract awarded to Australia's Jimmy Crute after first round TKO win". ESPN. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b Lewellin, David. "Hex Fight Series 9 Recap: Jim Crute remains undefeated, submits Ben Kelleher – Fight News Australia". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  10. ^ a b Lewellin, David. "Hex Fight Series 12 Recap: Crute, Potter, Adesanya victorious in title fights – Fight News Australia". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b Lewellin, David. "Hex Fight Series 13: Campbell vs Vaile; Crute vs Kim – Fight News Australia". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  12. ^ Nichols, Jake (22 June 2018). "Jimmy Crute discusses Contender Series bout, war with Doo Hwan Kim, and plans to 'drown' Chris Birchler". The Body Lock. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  13. ^ Bissell, Tim (23 July 2018). "Jim Crute looking to debut his 'punch on' style on Week 6 of DWTNCS". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Dana White's Contender Series 14 results: Sodiq Yusuff, Jeff Hughes, Jim Crute win UFC deals". MMA Junkie. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Results: Light Heavyweight Gets Standing TKO Finish In Round One Of Dana White's Contender Series | Replay". MMA Imports. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  16. ^ Bungard, Matt (21 August 2018). "Aussie 'brute' Jim Crute will make UFC debut in Adelaide". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Paul Craig vs Jim Crute Set For UFC Fight Night 142 In Australia". MMAnytt.com. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  18. ^ Dave Doyle. "UFC Adelaide results: Jim Crute submits Paul Craig in fight's closing seconds". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  19. ^ Oates, Alex (26 January 2019). "UFC 234: Jim Crute secures 'Smiling' Sam Alvey for light heavyweight clash in Melbourne". news.com.au. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  20. ^ Doyle, Dave (9 February 2019). "UFC 234 results: Jim Crute gets first-round stoppage of Sam Alvey". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  21. ^ Fortune, Ryan (17 June 2019). "Misha Cirkunov vs. Jimmy Crute Added to UFC Vancouver". Cageside Press. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  22. ^ Martin, Damon (14 September 2019). "UFC Vancouver results: Misha Cirkunov hands Jimmy Crute his first defeat with rare Peruvian necktie submission". MMA Fighting.com. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  23. ^ Oleś, Bartosz (5 December 2019). "OFICJALNIE: Michał Oleksiejczuk powróci do klatki na UFC on ESPN+26 w Auckland". InTheCage.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  24. ^ Doherty, Dan (22 February 2020). "UFC Auckland Results: Jimmy Crute Runs Through Michal Oleksiejczuk". Cageside Press. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  25. ^ a b Newswire, MMA Fighting (22 February 2020). "UFC Auckland bonuses: Dan Hooker, Paul Felder take home 'Fight of the Night' following five round slugfest". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  26. ^ DNA, MMA (13 August 2020). "Jimmy Crute treft Modestas Bukauskas tijdens UFC evenement op 17 oktober". MMA DNA. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  27. ^ Doherty, Dan (17 October 2020). "UFC Fight Island 6 Results: Jimmy Crute Flattens Modestas Bukauskas". Cageside Press. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  28. ^ a b Ryan Galloway (17 October 2020). "UFC Fight Island 6 Bonuses". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  29. ^ DNA, MMA (2 January 2021). "Johnny Walker treft Jimmy Crute tijdens UFC evenement op 27 maart". MMA DNA. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  30. ^ Farah Hannoun (9 February 2021). "Torn pectoral muscle forces Johnny Walker out of UFC 260 fight vs. Jimmy Crute". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  31. ^ Danny Segura (9 February 2021). "Anthony Smith replaces Johnny Walker, meets Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 in April". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  32. ^ McClory, Mike (24 April 2021). "UFC 261 Results: Anthony Smith Leg Kick Stops Jimmy Crute". Cageside Press. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  33. ^ "Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill booked for UFC Fight Night on Oct. 2". MMA Junkie. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  34. ^ Jay Pettry (9 July 2021). "Jimmy Crute-Jamahal Hill Light Heavyweight Clash Targeted for Oct. 2 UFC Card". Sherdog.
  35. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (6 September 2021). "Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill targeted for UFC event on December 4". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  36. ^ Anderson, Jay (4 December 2021). "UFC Vegas 44: Jamahal Hill Flatlines Jimmy Crute". Cageside Press. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
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