Menifield, a contract winner on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series vowed to make a statement during fight week and he did just that on Saturday night.
Alonzo Menifield wasted no time in his UFC debut as he came flying out of the block to pour the pressure on Vinicius Moreira as he landed clean and often at the start of the fight.
Moreira survived the initial onslaught and looked to settle into the fight but a costly ill timed spinning back kick gave Menifield the opening he needed to land a huge right hand that dropped Moreira to the canvas. The Brazilian was unable to recover and Menifield landed a barrage of punches to end the fight in the first round.
You can catch the finishing sequence below.