Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes (18-4 MMA) returned to action at tonight’s UFC Fight Night event in Boise, Idaho against Myles Jury.
The fight marked Chad’s first bout since December of 2015 when he was defeated by Frankie Edgar via first-round knockout.
When the fight started it was Chad’s opponent Myles Jury who found early success.
Jury used his jab and some effective low kicks to keep his heavy handed opponent at bay.
However, midway through round one Mendes would find a home for a big left hand which sent Jury crashing to the canvas.
Mendes immediately charged after his injured opponent and followed Jury to the floor.
Once there, Mendes began unleashing some heavy ground and pound. Jury would attempt to scramble free but Mendes was relentless with his attack and forced the referee to step in and call a stop to the contest.
Check out the finish below:
— Alex Scaffidi (@alex_scaffidi) July 15, 2018
The victory marked Mendes first win since April of 2015 when he defeated Ricardo Lamas via first-round TKO in Fairfax, Virginia.
Here is how the pros reacted to Chad “Money” Mendes big win at UFC Boise:
“Brock Lesnar, where you at!?” 😂 @chadmendes congratulations you the man 💰 welcome back!
— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) July 15, 2018
— BJ Penn (@bjpenndotcom) July 15, 2018
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) July 15, 2018
Nice knockdown, ordinary stoppage. None of those shots landed on anything other than arm/glove on Jury.
— Elvis Sinosic (@ElvisSinosic) July 15, 2018
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) July 15, 2018