Joseph Duffy - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Joe
Duffy
16-3-0( S-N-U )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Vergangene Kämpfe

Talentübersicht

Charts werden aus 6 Kampfausgängen ermittelt.
Rekord: 16-3-0
Zusammenfassung: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Spitzname: Irish
Heimatort: Donegal Ireland
Heimatstadt: Donegal Ireland
Alter: 29
Größe: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Gewicht: 155 amerikanische Pfund ( 70 kg )
Reach 73"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Versuchte Schläge
0
403
34% erfolgreich
139
Arten erfolgreicher Schläge
0
139
83% im Stand
115
12
12
Verteidigung gegen Strikes
59
%

Grappling

Takedowns gesamt
0
2
100% erfolgreich
2
Arten erfolgreicher Takedowns
 
 
Subm.
Ausbrüche
Sweeps
3
4
1
Takedown Defense
71
%
Prozentsatz verhinderter Takedowns
Ergebnis Kämpfer Event-News Str TD Sub Ausbr Methode Replay Awards
Loss
Joe Duffy
04.11.2017
42
25
0
2
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Joe Duffy
18.03.2017
51
28
0
2
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joe Duffy
07.07.2016
3
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Joe Duffy
02.01.2016
72
37
4
0
0
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Joe Duffy
18.07.2015
8
7
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Joe Duffy
14.03.2015
6
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biographie

Joseph Duffy’s UFC career hasn’t been a long one, but he’s proving very quickly that there’s more to like about Irish fighters than Conor McGregor.

In two lightweight bouts since joining the UFC in 2015, “Irish Joe” has two first-round finishes – a knockout of Jake Lindsey at UFC 185 in his debut and a triangle choke of Ivan Jorge at UFC Fight Night Glasgow.

Those wins improved Duffy’s MMA record to 14-1. But there’s more to consider: he has nine submission victories, four KOs and, incredibly, 12 first-round finishes.

He’s also the last man to beat McGregor, the current UFC interim featherweight champ, scoring a submission win in Nov. 2010.

Duffy, from Donegal, Ireland, began his professional career with 10 consecutive wins before sustaining his first loss, a fourth-round submission via guillotine choke to Ivan Musardo. He then inexplicably stopped competing in MMA.

“I think a lot of people were confused when I left the sport,” he told UFC.com. “Maybe some put it down to the loss. I just saw it as an opportunity to improve myself as a martial artist, and it’s an experience that I felt was very beneficial.”

Duffy turned to boxing, compiling a 7-0 record before injuries slowed his career and caused him to rethink his MMA career.

It was clearly a wise decision to come back. He returned to MMA in Aug. 2014, ending a 34-month hiatus, and scored first-round finishes over Damien Lapilus and Julien Boussuge. His continued upward trajectory since signing with the UFC has given Irish fans hope they might have another champion in the future

Duffy, 27, holds black belts in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and taekwondo and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His striking is a major weapon, but his submission work has been spectacular. Against Jorge at UFC Fight Night Glasgow, for example, Duffy reversed an apparent takedown and turned it into a triangle choke.

At the pace Duffy is going, there’s much more of that to come.

TRAINING: A typical day of training consists of an early session and then training in the evening, working all aspects of MMA and at the minute a bit more specific to Reza's strengths and weaknesses.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 1993. As a kid I was always interested in martial arts, so it all just stemmed from there. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, blue belt in BJJ, black belt in Taekwondo.

Do you have any heroes? GSP, Wanderlei Silva and Mike Tyson

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I've worked towards this since I was a teenager. It's a massive honor.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? Construction worker

Favorite grappling technique: Waki Gatami

Favorite Striking technique: Power uppercut


• Pro since 2008

• Ten wins by submission (5 RNC, 4 triangle choke, arm triangle choke), four by KO
• 13 first round finishes
• Defeated Conor McGregor via submission in 38 seconds on 11/27/10
• Also submitted Norman Parke in the first round in March of 2010
• Has won six of eight bouts since returning to MMA in 2014 after three-year layoff to box
• Had 7-0 pro boxing record

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