Myles Jury scorches Takanori Gomi with first-round TKO
It took Myles Jury less than two minutes to put away Takanori Gomi with a blistering first round knockout in the co-main event from the UFC Fight Night card in Japan.
While he’s moved all the way to No. 9 in the lightweight rankings, Jury remains one of the most underrated fighters at 155-pounds despite the fact that he’s undefeated and has looked better than ever since his stint on the 15th installment of The Ultimate Fighter.
Jury dominated No. 10 ranked Michael Johnson and put on a clinic against Diego Sanchez, but facing the former PRIDE champion in his home country was still a daunting task for the 25-year old fighter from Michigan.
The moment certainly didn’t overwhelm Jury, who came out looking to gauge his distance against the shorter Gomi in the opening moments, but once he found his range it took him little time to uncork the fight ending punch.
Jury unloaded a huge shot that nailed Gomi flush and as he crumbled to the mat, the American wasted no time following up with more punches. As Gomi rolled to his side and Jury’s relentless attack continued, the referee had no choice but to step in and stop the carnage.
The official time of the fight was just 92 seconds as Jury finishes Gomi in emphatic fashion.
"This is a very huge moment in my career," Jury said after the win. "Right now I don’t want to fight anybody, I want to go have some sushi and saki!"
While Jury’s celebration in Japan could last for hours, when he returns home to the United States he may have a serious challenge waiting for him when he arrives. With six consecutive wins in the UFC, Jury is in prime position to face a top lightweight in the rankings and a name like Bobby Green or Rafael dos Anjos might be next on his fight resume.