Record Belongs to Jorge Masvidal; May Never Be Topped

Published on August 2nd, 2020 1:18 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

What was the quickest finish in the history of the big MMA promotion? At UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal scored a flash knockout against Ben Askren that helped propel Masvidal to unbelievable levels of popularity.

It was the perfect storm - Masvidal, a violent striker, was going against Ben Askren, a wrestler.

Askren, as he had promised before the fight, went for the early takedown. Masvidal knew that this was coming, and proceeded to deliver a perfectly placed flying knee that knocked Askren out cold.

The official time of the fight? 5 seconds, which was a new UFC record.

Prior to that fight, the record had been held for years by Duane Ludwig, who knocked out Jonathan Goulet in just 6 seconds at UFC Fight Night 3.

Given the increasing levels of talent in the UFC, many thought that this record would never been broken.

Three fights - Todd Duffee vs Tim Hague, Chan Sung Jung (Korean Zombie) vs Mark Hominick and Ryan Jimmo vs Thomas Ramirez - ended in just seven seconds, while an additional four ended in just eight seconds.

The fastest ever title bout was Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo for the Featherweight title at UFC 194, as that fight clocked in at just 13 seconds.

A short time before that, Ronda Rousey had tapped out Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds.


Here are the fastest finishes in UFC history:

Jorge Masvidal defeats Ben Askren, 5 seconds
Duane Ludwig defeats Jonathan Goulet, 6 seconds
Todd Duffee defeats Tim Hague, 7 seconds
Chan Sung Jung defeats Mark Hominick, 7 seconds
Ryan Jimmo defeats Anthony Perosh, 7 seconds
Don Frye defeats Thomas Ramirez, 8 seconds
James Irvin defeats Houston Alexander, 8 seconds
Leon Edwards defeats Seth Baczynski, 8 seconds
Makwan Amirkhani defeats Andy Ogle, 8 seconds

Here are the fastest finishes by Division:

Heavyweight, Todd Duffee defeats Tim Hague, 7 seconds
Light Heavyweight, Ryan Jimmo defeats Anthony Perosh, 7 seconds
Middleweight, Mark Weir defeats Eugene Jackson, 10 seconds
Welterweight, Jorge Masvidal defeats Ben Askren, 5 seconds
Lightweight, Gray Maynard defeats Joe Veres, 9 seconds
Featherweight, Chan Sung Jung defeats Mark Hominick, 7 seconds
Bantamweight, Erik Perez defeats Ken Stone, 17 seconds
Flyweight, Dustin Ortiz defeats Hector Sandoval, 15 seconds
Women's Featherweigh, Amanda Nunes defeats Cristiane Justino, 51 seconds
Women's Bantamweight, Ronda Rousey defeats Cat Zingano, 14 seconds
Women's Flyweight, Priscila Cachoeira defeats Shana Dobson, 40 seconds
Women's Strawweight, Poliana Botelho defeats Syuri Kondo, 33 seconds

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