Anthony Smith Steps in for Johnny Walker, Meets Jimmy Crute at UFC Event on April 24
By: Tristen Critchfield Feb 9, 2021
A proposed light heavyweight bout between Johnny
Walker and Jimmy Crute
slated for UFC 260 on March 27 has been scrapped after Walker
suffered a torn pectoral in training.
As a result, Anthony
Smith has agreed to step in and face Crute at a UFC event on
MMAFighting.com initially reported Walker’s injury, while
brought word of the new 205-pound matchup. The card does not yet
have an official location but could be designated UFC 261.
An emerging prospect at 205 pounds, Crute has been victorious in
four of his first five Octagon appearances. The 24-year-old
Australian made short work of his opposition in 2020, scoring
first-round finishes of Michal
Oleksiejczuk and Modestas