ABU DHABI – Joel Alvarez beat Joe Duffy with a first-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Alvarez, who sent Duffy into retirement with the win.
Result: Joel Alvarez def. Joe Duffy via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:25
Updated records: Alvarez (17-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Duffy (16-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC)
Key stat: Alvarez has all 17 of his career wins by stoppage – including 15 by submission.
Alvarez on the fight’s key moment
“He was using a lot of the kicks. At the end of the fight, we went into grappling and my guillotine took him out. He surprised me with the lateral kicks at the beginning, but we had practiced a little bit to maintain that aspect and at the end of the day, we were able to maintain and control that aspect.”
Alvarez on the “Fight Island” experience
“The experience on ‘Fight Island’ has been great with my team. Everything has been wonderful so far, and hopefully I get to repeat the experience.”
Alvarez on what he wants next
“Whoever the boss says is next, I’m ready for them. I’m ready to fight the best guys in the UFC.”
To hear more from Alvarez, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/joel-alvarez-joe-duffy-surprises-retirement-ufc-fight-island-video/