Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy (12-1) has received a new opponent for his debut fight at UFC 185 on March 14th. He was originally set to face Vagner Rocha (11-4) but the UFC have revealed that he suffered an injury and will be replaced by Jake Lindsey (9-2).
Lindsey (pictured below) made his UFC debut last year after winning his opening 9 fights as a professional but has suffered back-to-back losses in the UFC to the hands off Jon Tuck and Olivier Aubin-Mercier.
Alan’s Angle: In my opinion this is a slightly easier fight for ‘The McGregor Killer’. Rocha has competed against much higher competition than Lindsey has throughout his career is arguably the much bigger and stronger fighter and also the more dangerous of the two.
Duffy made his comeback to MMA last year after a near three year break to pursue boxing. He won both fights in equally impressive fashion, one via submission and the other by KO via a knee. This and his notoriety as “the last man to beat Conor McGregor” lead to the UFC snapping him up.
Check out the #WHOACAST where we talked with Duffy just a few days ago to talk about MMA, his early life and various other topics.
*title photo – Tommy Lakes