UFC Fight Night 90 – Quick and Dominate Victory for “Irish Joe” Duffy
This past Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, held UFC Fight Night 90 which featured a lightweight title fight battle between challenger Eddie Alvarez and reigning lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. A lot of attention was on the main event, as spectators and fans wondered if Dos Anjos could pull off another stoppage in his second title defense. With this event kicking off the weekend of epic fights for international fight week; Thursday night truly delivered, as one fighter truly took some time in the spotlight for having such an impressive performance.
Joseph “Irish Joe” Duffy was scheduled on the card, in a bout against UFC veteran Mitch Clarke which was hosted on the main card. Many wondered how Duffy would take on this new challenge, after losing a unanimous decision to Dustin Poirier during his last time out at UFC 195. Duffy really wanted to pull off an impressive victory in order to enter himself back into the win column and continue his presence as a future top-rank contender.
Big John McCarthy starts us off as the third man in the UFC octagon. Duffy and Clarke meet in the center of the octagon. The feeling out process didn't take long, as Duffy landed a right hand over the top, face planting the Canadian Clarke. Duffy immediately went in for the finish, but Clarke appears to have recovered a little and tries to defend. Clarke creates a scramble in order to get into a better position, but has his back taken by Duffy, who immediately gets a forearm around the neck and secures a rear-naked choke. Just like that, Clarke is forced to tap out just 25 seconds into the first round.
A complete and dominate performance showcased by “Irish Joe” Duffy, who is now 3-1 inside the octagon.