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Cody Durden
Flyweight Division • 11-2-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 5
    Wins by Knockout
  • 5
    Wins by Submission
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
Sig. Str. Defense
Takedown Defense
Knockdown Ratio
00:00
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
0 (0 %)
Clinch
0 (0 %)
Ground
0 (0 %)

Sig. Str. by target

0% 0 Head 0% 0 Body 0% 0 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
5 (45%)
DEC
1 (9%)
SUB
5 (45%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Flick vs Durden

    Round
    1
    Time
    03:18
    Method
    SUB

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Covington, United States
Fighting style
Striker
Age
29
Height
67.00
Weight
125.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 01, 2020
Reach
67.00
Leg reach
37.50
Q & A

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. 

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.

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Cody Durden punches Chris Gutierrez in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 01, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)