Alonzo Menifield

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Dominates following opponent switch
Light HeavyweightUFC
March 27, 2021
Menifield defeated Fabio Cherant via submission (Von Flue choke) at 1:11 of Round 1 at UFC 260 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a dominant effort from Menifield in a spot in which he was well-positioned to excel. Facing a late-notice opponent who wasn't afforded a proper training camp and entered a half pound overweight, Menifield quickly secured a takedown before displaying excellent mat awareness in choking out the debuting Cherant. Menifield needed this win on the heels of a brief two-fight losing streak. It will be interesting to see if this helps gets the 33-year-old Texan back on track over the long term.
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To face heavy opponent
Light HeavyweightUFC
March 26, 2021
Menifield will receive 20 percent of Fabio Cherant's fight purse after Cherant missed weight by a half pound for their scheduled light heavyweight matchup at UFC 260 on Saturday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Menifield was originally scheduled to face William Knight on Saturday, though he found out just days ago that Knight would be withdrawing due to illness. Current LFA champion Fabio Cherant ultimately stepped up, but simply didn't have enough time to make the weight. The bout will remain part of the card, however, with Menifield entering as a betting favorite of roughly (-290) as of Friday afternoon.
New opponent for Saturday
Light HeavyweightUFC
March 24, 2021
Menifield will fight Fabio Cherant instead of William Knight at UFC 260 on March 27, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Menifield and Knight were initially booked to fight back in February, but it looks like such a match won't actually occur anytime soon. Instead, Menifield will take on Legacy Fighting Alliance champion Fabio Cherant.
Now fighting Knight in March
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 25, 2021
Menifield (illness) had his light heavyweight fight against William Knight rescheduled for UFC 260 on March 27, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Menifield testing positive for COVID-19 resulted in his fight against Knight being pulled from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 186 in Las Vegas card, but the two fighters will now instead get a chance to face off late March. In the meantime, Menifield's focus will be recovering from his illness.
COVID-19 positive, fight with Knight off
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 25, 2021
Menifield's scheduled light heavyweight fight with William Knight was removed from the card for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 186 in Las Vegas after Menifield tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, Nolan King and Mike Bohn of USA Today report.
ANALYSIS
The UFC doesn't plan to find a replacement for Menifield to face Knight; instead, the two fighters are expected to be added to another card in the coming weeks. The Menifield-Knight fight becomes the second bout removed from the this weekend's card for COVID-19-related reasons.
Facing William Knight next year
Light HeavyweightUFC
November 23, 2020
Menifield will take on William Knight in a light heavyweight matchup on Feb. 27, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The location for the event has not yet been announced. Menifield will be looking to get back into the win column, as he won his first two UFC fights in 2019 before losing both of his matches in 2020, most recently getting knocked out by Ovince St. Preux in September. He'll face an opponent in Knight who has won his only UFC fight to date, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Aleksa Camur later in that same month.