Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal Full Fight UFC 239 Part 1
- Posted on May 02, 2020
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The most hyped grudge match heading into UFC 239 ended in the fastest and perhaps most violent knockout in the history of the UFC.
Veteran welterweight Jorge Masvidal used a hellacious flying knee coming out of the gate to knock Ben Askren cold in their main-card bout at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.
The time of the stoppage officially was at the 0:05 mark of the opening round. That beat, by one second, Duane Ludwig’s record, set in a victory over Jonathan Goulet in 2006.
“I really wanted to beat his ass for 14 minutes and 30 seconds, but it didn’t happen, so back to business,” Masvidal said.
Masvidal (34-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC), with his hands behind his back, came out at an odd angle and charged at Askren (19-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who attempted to duck under it.
Instead, the knee landed flush on Askren’s ear, knocking him stiff to the mat. Masvidal landed two more punches to the clearly unconscious Askren before the referee could step in and wave things off.