Jessamyn Duke saw some success on TUF, but when it came time to compete in the UFC proper, she floundered in three appearances. But Invicta is where you go to get Octagon-ready, so here she is, “getting ready” against Irene Aldana.
The biggest knock on Duke has always been that she’s a tall, rangy kickboxer who doesn’t know how to use her length at all.
She still doesn’t.
Aldana – a Mexican boxer – has no hesitation whatsoever to light her foe up with her fast hands, and in less than a minute Duke’s face is red from eating so many punches. Then, with two minutes left, Aldana nails her with a sweet one-two combo, and when Duke stumbles back to the cage, the boxer blasts her with a body shot that crumbles her. At that point, the referee steps in.
Results: Irene Aldana def. Jessamyn Duke via TKO (Punches) at 3:08, R1