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Todd Duffee has been plagued with injuries throughout his career. The owner of one of the most impressive Ultimate Fighting Championship debuts in promotional history will try to mount a thunderous comeback when he takes on fellow knockout artist Jeff Hughes at UFC Fight Night 158 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Get to know more about these two exciting heavyweights through some of their career-defining numbers.
Most active yearHughes fought three times each in 2015 and 2016, putting together a record of 5-1 during that stretch. Duffee has not been nearly as active in his career. Although he did fight three times in 2007, his first year as a professional fighter, in the years since then he has fought twice per year at most. He also sat out 2011 and 2013 mainly because of injury, whereas Hughes has been fighting every year since he debuted in 2014.
First-round finishesBefore joining the UFC, Duffee notched four first-round stoppages. His reputation as a finisher was solidified when he knocked Tim Hague out cold in his Octagon debut. After that, however, he was starched by Mike Russow after dominating him for the first two rounds. Since that loss, he finished three more opponents in the first round for a total of eight first-round stoppages. Interestingly, he has also been on the losing end of two first-round finishes.
Hughes is quite a quick finisher himself. He started his career with three first-round finishes and later scored a sensational first-round spinning back kick knockout at an event called Caged Madness 40. His fifth first-round stoppage was powered by a fight-ending uppercut at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Unlike Duffee, no one has ever stopped Hughes in the first stanza.