- There have been several extreme finishes in the octagon ring.
- Some of the fights were really quick such that fans missed the action when checking their phones, reaching for a snack or even just blinking.
- Videos of UFC fighters knocking out opponents within seconds often go viral for years, and that clearly shows what fans love to see.
The UFC is known for some breathtaking knockouts, but what is the fastest finish in the history of the MMA promotion?
There have been several extreme finishes in the octagon ring, as we have seen fighters win in less than 10 seconds. Such moments bring the crowd to their feet, and you can feel the excitement in the air.
Some of the fights were really quick such that fans missed the action when checking their phones, reaching for a snack or even just blinking.
Videos of UFC fighters knocking out opponents within seconds often go viral for years, and that clearly shows what fans love to see.
There would be no value in following a sport if records were not kept for the fans. Here, we went through the records to present you with the top five fastest knockouts in UFC history.
1. Jorge Masvidal Vs Ben Askren – 5 Seconds
Jorge Masvidal delivered one of the greatest knockouts in UFC, which also happened to be the fastest. It all happened at UFC 239 in the Welterweight division.
Masvidal finished Ben Askren with a stunning flying kick in just five seconds. Ben appeared to be going for a double leg takedown immediately after the opening bell when Masvidal ended everything with a brutal knee.
The extreme finish is currently the highlight of Jorge Masvidal’s career in the UFC. He has been on the losing end since his victory against Ben Askren.
2. Duane Ludwig Vs Jonathan Goulet – 6 Seconds
Duane Ludwig held the record for the fastest KO in UFC for more than thirteen years. Ludwig and Jonathan Goulet met inside the octagon ring on January 16, 2006, to settle their differences.
The two men first circled as you would expect. But what followed was a thunderous punch that landed perfectly on Jonathan’s chin. No action followed, as it was the end of the fight after just six seconds.
3. Todd Duffee Vs Tim Hague – 7 Seconds
One of the fastest knockouts in UFC heavyweight history was recorded after just seven seconds. And it was Todd Duffee’s huge right hand that did the work.
Todd Duffee and Tim Hague were both prospects when they met in 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Tim had recorded a victory in his debut several days before facing Todd Duffee, who was fighting for the first time in UFC.
Prior to the fight, the commentators said that the victory would go to whoever lands first, and that’s exactly what happened.
The American landed a heavy right hand on Tim Hague just two seconds after the bell, sending him to the floor right away. He then landed a few punches on Tim to ensure he didn’t find his feet.
4. Chan Sung Jung Vs Mark Hominick – 7 Seconds
Well, who expected the hyped fight between Chan Sung Jung and Mark Hominick to end in less than ten seconds?
Mark Hominick had fought Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title before facing the Korean Zombie at UFC 140 in Toronto, Canada.
Mark attacked Chan Sung with a big right hand, which, unfortunately to him, missed. Immediately, Chan Sung attacked him with several punches, forcing the referee to intervene. Marc could no longer continue, and the fight was over after just seven seconds.
5. Ryan Jimmo Vs Anthony Perosh – 7 Seconds
One of the most iconic moments of Ryan Jimmo‘s UFC career is his stunning seven-second KO against Anthony Perosh.
The fight took place at UFC 149, where Ryan Jimmo was making his debut. On the other hand, Anthony Perosh was on a three-fight winning streak.
Ryan Jimmo and Anthony Perosh first touched gloves before things came to an end within seven seconds. Jimmo landed a big punch on Anthony’s face putting him out cold.
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