On a few occasions, alumni from season one of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series are given a second opportunity to showcase their skillsets. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a ruthless lone star tornado looking to blast apart the light heavyweight ranks with the deadly force of mother nature. A professional since November 2015 and representing Fortis MMA, Alonzo Menifield owns an unbeaten 8-0 record comprised of seven knockouts and one submission. Menifield earned a contract with the UFC on week one of season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018. He also appeared on week three of season one of the shows in 2017 and has also competed with Legacy Fighting Alliance and Bellator MMA. Menifeld has earned a finish in all eight of his victories as a professional.
In his MMA debut at Bellator 146, he defeated Zach Rosol via TKO in the first round. At RFA 43 Menifield knocked out Brock Combs in the second round. Then in his debut appearance with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 13, he defeated Khadzhimurat Bestaev via TKO in round one. At Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 3 Menifield defeated two-time UFC veteran Daniel Jolly via TKO in the first round. In his next outing with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 28, he defeated Jose Octavio dos Santos Lacerda via TKO in the second round. Menifield submitted Brice-Ritani Coe via rear naked choke in round one for his final appearance with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 33.
In the headliner of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 1, he defeated Dashawn Boatwright via TKO in the first round to secure a contract with the UFC. At UFC On ESPN Plus 1 which also marked the promotion’s start with ESPN and the ESPN Plus application Menifield defeated Brazil’s Vinicius Alves Moreira via TKO in round one to earn his seventh knockout win as a professional. The victory also extended his unbeaten streak to eight to begin his professional career. With seven of his eight professional victories coming via knockout, seeing how this light heavyweight cannon will progress through the ranks is definitely going to be a blast!
Alonzo’s first-round TKO victory in the main event of DWTNCS 1