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08th Jul 2016

WATCH: Joe Duffy lights up Las Vegas with rapid rear naked choke victory over Mitch Clarke

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Darragh Murphy

That was quick.

The fourth quickest submission in UFC lightweight history, to be precise.

Donegal’s Joe Duffy needed just 25 seconds to get back in the win column as he made short work of submission specialist Mitch Clarke in Las Vegas on Thursday night.

Duffy came out looking sharp and sneaked a crisp right hand to Clarke’s jaw in the opening moments which sent the Canadian face-planting into the mat.

Duffy, who told us prior to the bout that he anticipated a war against Clarke, sustained no damage as he took his opponent’s back and sunk in a rear naked choke that drew the tap before the clock hit 30 seconds.

What’s next for Irish Joe? He told Jon Anik that he’s waiting on one of two options to present themselves.

He said: “I’m hoping that they’re either going to announce an Irish card or Madison Square Garden would be pretty sweet as well, with all the Irish there. I’d love to fight there.”