Jorge Masvidal gets historical KO over Ben Askren

Jorge Masvidal
Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jorge Masvidal (red gloves) fights against Ben Askren (blue gloves) at T-Mobile Arena. Jorge Masvidal set a new record for the fastest knockout in UFC history with five seconds. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Jorge Masvidal created a highlight that will live on in infamy.

Masvidal earned the fastest KO in UFC history at :05,  over Ben Askren at UFC 239.

As soon as the bell rang, Masvidal rushed out of his corner to land a flying knee that dropped Askren immediately. Masvidal landed a few shots to an unconscious Askren just before the referee was able to call off the fight.

After the fight, Masvidal celebrated, while it took several minutes for medical officials to help Askren out of the cage.

Askren was transported to a nearby hospital.

In the post-fight press-conference, UFC president Dana White indicated that Akren was not severely injured.

Full fight report via Cole Henry:

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal (Welterweight)

Round 1: They move towards the center and Askren shoots! Masvidal leaps into the air with a flying knee and it connects! This fight is over! Wow! Fastest KO in UFC history!

Result: Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren via KO (Flying Knee) Round 1, 0:05

Analysis: Well that was the fastest KO in UFC history… Masvidal sprinted across the cage, but Askren shot anyway and the knee landed flush. He was out the second it connected. Masvidal has almost assuredly earned himself a World Title shot with this win. As for Askren, he will have to go back to the drawing board if he plans to continue fighting. Remember, he ended his retirement for this UFC run.

Post Fight Interview

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