#13 Jimmy Crute is 12-1 (4-1 in UFC) with 5 knockout, 4 submission & 3 decision victories. He is on a 2 fight W streak over Modestas Bukauskas & Michal Oleksiejczuk with other notable W’s over: Sam Alvey & Paul Craig. Crute is a black belt in BJJ fighting out of Resilience Training Centre. Jimmy is a very skilled fighter as no matter where the fight is, Crute can get the finish. He earned his contract to the UFC by landing a beautiful cross-left hook combo to rock Chris Birchler and have the ref stop the fight. 

#8 Nikita Krylov is 26-7 (8-5 in UFC) with 10 knockout, 1 decision & 15 submission victories. He is coming off of a victory over Johnny Walker and has other notable W’s over: OSP, Walt Harris, Emanuel Newton & Ed Herman. Krylov is a black belt and Master Of Sports of Ukraine in Kyokushin Karate, Master of Sports of Ukraine in hand to hand combat & Master Of Sports in Submission fighting, fighting out of YK Promotion. Krylov vs. Crute would be a chess match I feel like. Might take a round, round and a half to figure each other out but once they do, they are going to go at it. 

#9 Johnny Walker is 18-5 (4-2 in UFC) with 15 knockout, 1 decision & 2 submission victories. He is coming off of a KO victory over Ryan Spann and has other notable W’s over: Misha Cirkunov, Khalil Rountree &Justin Ledet. Walker is a brown belt in BJJ fighting out of SBG Ireland. Walker vs Crute would be very interesting. They both bring the energy and wouldn’t be scared to meet in the center and bang it out. Also, winner would get huge momentum into the top ten/title talks as they are both still up and coming when it comes to UFC title contention. 

NR Ovince St Preux is 25-14 (13-9 in UFC) with 12 knockout, 8 submission & 5 decision victories. He is currently coming off of a KO victory over Alonzo Menifield and has other notable W’s over: Corey Anderson, Shogun, Nikita Krylov & Michal Oleksiejczuk. OSP is a brown belt in BJJ fighting out of Knoxville Martial Arts Academy and has the most Von Fluke choke submissions in UFC history. Crute vs OSP would be a well matched fight where either ones skill set could get it done over the other. OSP was once near the top of the fight game as he fought Jon Jones for the Interim Light Heavy Weight belt but fell short by decision. Ovince is tied for most stoppage and submission victories in the UFC’s 205 division. 

Some other good options would be Volkan Oezdemir, Jamahal Hill & the Misha Cirkunov rematch. But the best options in my opinion are the ones pictured (OSP, Krylov & Walker)

By Ross Thornton

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