UFC is one of the most violent sports around the world, adrenaline rushes through the veins of fight fans around the world when one fighter knocks the other one out. In this sport, the fight can end with just one punch or kick. Does this question ever come to your mind that who holds the record for fastest KO in UFC history?
In many instances, we’ve seen UFC fights getting finished in the very first round. Even that is too much, there are a number of occasions when the UFC fights got finished in even less than 15 seconds of the very first round.
The fighter who holds the record for fastest KO in UFC history is one of the biggest names in the promotion. UFC’s Welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal holds the record for fastest KO in UFC history against the former Bellator and One Championship champion, Ben Askren.
Ben Askren fought against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in July 2019. There was a lot of hype behind this fight as Askren was coming in this after a victory against one former UFC champion Robbie Lawler and he was undefeated before this fight and held a perfect record of 19-0.
Jorge Masvidal also stepped into this fight with a KO win against Darren Till that presented him performance of the night as well as fight of the night bonus.
Jorge Masvidal landed a flying knee for the fastest KO in UFC history
There was a lot of beef between Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren before this fight and both the fighters had some really intense moments in the press conference and weigh-ins. UFC 239 headlined the main event between Jon Jones defending his title against Thiago Santos.
But Jorge Masvidal stole the show that night. Once the Octagon got locked, Masvidal was staring Askren with his hands around the back and within a flash of a second, he came running out. Askren at the same time tried to catch his legs for a double leg, but Masvidal landed a flying knee and it was all over for Ben Askren.
Some of the biggest names in UFC like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Robert Whittaker were present inside the arena that night and their mouths were wide open after seeing this knockout.
‘Gamebred’ landed some follow-up shots but Askren was already out. With this flying knee, Masvidal created the record for fastest KO in UFC history that too under just 5 seconds. This record is still held by Masvidal and we need to see something really extraordinary for this record to break.