In the main card of UFC 239 last Sunday, welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal scored a brutal five-second knockout win over former Bellator and ONE championship welterweight champion Ben Askren at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As the bell for the first round rang, Jorge Masvidal ran across the cage and smashed Askren with a stunning knee to the face which dropped him unconscious and then Jorge followed up with two punches to the face before referee Jason Herzog had to step in. The knockout was probably the most devastating one of the year and also the fastest ever in the UFC.
The knockout shocked everybody including the fighters that were ringside. However, the current lightweight champion of the world Khabib Nurmagomedov’s reaction was priceless.
Numerous celebrities including 8-times NBA all-star Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers were also present and they had the same shocking reaction to the knockout.
Amongst MMA fighters present cageside were UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and featherweight contender Brian Ortega.
What did you guys think about the knockouts? Were you also shocked?