Crutchmer wins third pro MMA bout by TKO

Former Oklahoma State wrestler Kyle Crutchmer won his third pro mixed martial arts fight of his young career at XFN 352 at River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday night.

OSU coach John Smith with Kyle Crutchmer (Photo/Jason Rader, Red Rader Photography)
The Cowboy mat alum scored a TKO at 3:59 of the first round of his welterweight (170-pound) bout over Brandon Wright.

The Crutchmer-Wright bout was one of four fights which was shown on UFC Fight Pass live streaming service.

Here's how the Oklahoma State sports website described Crutchmer's most recent win:

"The two-time All-American was a heavy favorite and never let Wright make the fight interesting. Early on in the first round, Crutchmer took a few heavy swings at Wright, Wright then countered with an attempt at a takedown. Naturally, Crutchmer had no issue defending, took Wright down, and went to work grounding and pounding."

With the win, Crutchmer sports a perfect 3-0 record in his MMA career launched in early June, with two submissions and one TKO. With the loss, Brandon Wright falls to 2-4 in his pro career.

In Crutchmer's corner were his brother Brian, and Oklahoma State NCAA champ Alex Dieringer. Among those in the audience: legendary Cowboy wrestling coach John Smith.


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