Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2016
- Has won four of his last five and three in a row
- Six wins by KO, five by submission (2 RNC, 2 armbar, guillotine)
- Nine first round finishes
- Seven wins in 1:30 or less
UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Durden won a three round unanimous decision over Jake Hadley
UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Durden won a three round unanimous decision over Carlos Mota
UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Durden stopped JP Buys via strikes at 1:08 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Durden was submitted by Muhammad Mokaev via guillotine choke at :58 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/20/21) Durden won a three round unanimous decision over Aoriqileng
UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Durden was submitted by Jimmy Flick via flying triangle choke at 3:18 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/1/20) Durden fought to a three-round draw with Chris Gutierrez
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014. I grew up fighting. I had three scholarships after winning two state championships in 2009 in Georgia high school. I had a kid right after I got out of school, so I had to start working instead of school. I ended up going to a fight gym to check it out. Now I’m on top of the world. The rest is history.
What ranks and titles have you held? The King of Sparta flyweight 8-man tournament champion (2019), Valor bantamweight champion (2019)
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything. I may be able to quit my job and fight MMA full-time. I worked my ass off to get here. Some people’s paths are easier than others. My path has been difficult but well worth it. No matter what happens, I give it my all.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, I dropped out for MMA.
What was your job before you started fighting? Construction worker
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 5-1 as an amateur
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I fought three times in one night in Colorado in May 2019. It was an 8-man tournament. Boxing, kickboxing, and the last fight was MMA. I got into the tournament on 2 days’ notice and Justin Gaejthe was my corner. I made it to the finals and KOed the guy in 39 seconds. Won 10k, didn’t get hit, left with a pocket full of money. 4-0 in boxing.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Straight cross down the pipe.