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Sports Briefs: Former Glendale Community College linebacker lines up for contender spot

Sports Briefs: Former Glendale Community College linebacker lines up for contender spot

Menifield fighting for possible UFC slot

With a hard-hitting, action-packed stand-up style, Alonzo Menifield has put himself within striking distance of an Ultimate Fighting Championship contract.

Menifield, a former All-American linebacker on the Glendale Community College football team, will toe the line with Daniel Jolly in a three-round light heavyweight bout Tuesday night at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas at “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 3,” which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

The third installment of an eight-week fight series in which White, the UFC president, searches for prospects will feature another five-fight card....

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