Durden (13-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) obliterated JP Buys (9-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC) in just 68 seconds at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, rushing his opponent and landing a blitz of strikes and forcing the flyweight fight to be stopped early in the first round.
After getting put away quickly by Muhammad Mokaev in his previous outing, Durden turned the tables and got the job done.
Check out the highlight below (via Twitter):
Statement = made 👊
— UFC (@ufc) June 26, 2022
After the win, Durden detailed his sacrifice for this performance and immediately campaigned for a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
“I stayed six weeks in a hotel by myself, away from my family, away from my beautiful wife. Hopefully, I’m leaving here tonight with three checks.”
Up-to-the-minute results of UFC on ESPN 38 include:
Cody Durden def. JP Buys via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:08
Vanessa Demopoulos def. Jinh Yu Frey via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)