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Watch: Chad Mendes Secures Big TKO Win On UFC Return

Veteran featherweight Chad Mendes picked up a victory in his first fight back following a two year USADA suspension, at UFC Boise last night.

The former number one contender made short work of his opponent Myles Jury, defeating him via TKO in the first round.

Mendes looked sharp from the off and midway through round one, he threw a huge left hand which knocked Jury to the canvas. The 33 year old saw his opening and finished Jury with a barrage of punches with 2:52 to go in the first round.

Mendes had been on a two-fight losing streak before he received his two-year suspension and following the fight, he made it known that he wants a top-five featherweight contender next.

“He’s a long dude. I just needed to find the timing, the range, feel what his feet were going to feel like … I just wanted to see if there was going to be anything explosive coming in. I saw my chance and I took it. I’m just super excited to be back. Anyone in the top five, let’s go.”

Author: Oisin McQueirns

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