A featherweight fight between former division title challenger Chad Mendes and perennial contender Myles Jury took place on tonight’s UFC Boise main card.
Meanwhile, Myles Jury came in to tonight’s UFC Boise contest 17-2 at sum.
Round one begins and Jury pumps his jab early. Mendes is going to need to find a way inside against what is a much taller opponent in Jury. Myles misses with an attempted front kick to the face. He lands a follow up low kick. Mendes inches forward but it forced to back off due to a front kick. Mendes leaps in with a wild combination but neither punch lands. Jury with a low kick and then he goes high but that strike is blocked. Chad is really struggling to find his range early. Jury paws with his jab and then ands a low kick. He throws a right hand but Mendes counters with a left that floors Myles. Chad follows Jury to the ground and begins unleashing ground and pound. Jury attempts to scramble but he’s in all sorts of trouble. More shots from Mendes and the referee has no choice but to step in and call the contest.
What a performance from Chad Mendes in his comeback!
Check out the finish below:
— UFC (@ufc) July 15, 2018
Returning from a USADA suspension and nearly three years away from the sport, Chad "Money" Mendes (18-4) becomes the first man to KO Myles Jury! Ending it in the first, the Alpha Male stalwart earns his eighth KO/TKO in 18 victories. #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/MMctkJ7fv9
— Tanuki Usman (@Hamderlei) July 15, 2018