Donegal’s very own Joe Duffy devastated his hapless opponent on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez.
Following a harsh loss to perennial contender Dustin Poirier in January, an impressive win was imperative for Joe Duffy in order to maintain his status as a contender in his own right.
The Tristar product did just that in bulldozing Mitch Clarke early on Friday morning.
Official time :25 in the first round. 4th fastest submission in UFC Lightweight history. #UFCVegas
— Champions MMA (@ChampionsFight) July 8, 2016
A swift right hand dropped his foe, before sinking in a rear-naked-choke to display both his impressive boxing-based striking credentials, and his dangerous submission game working in tandem.
Love the back take by Duffy, too. Right side only snuck in the knee, but left got leg wrap. Watch how he seals himself to Clarke's back.
— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) July 8, 2016
— Ruben Diaz (@elmagico1981) July 8, 2016
As for what’s next?
Duffy was hopeful that a UFC Ireland event would be soon announced. Alternatively, he would love to fight at the mammoth Madison Square Garden card in November, citing the Irish community based in New York.
After this performance, why not?
(Video credit via Reddit user blonders1)
Alternative video via BT Sport UFC, along with StationFy.com:
— #UFC200 (@btsportufc) July 8, 2016
Joe Duffy sets up for the win with a Huge overhand right that floors his opponents ?
Takes the back and RNC for… https://t.co/MP4as24wAM
— Rushe Fitness (@emmetrushe) July 8, 2016