Jorge Masvidal set a new UFC record at UFC 239 on Saturday, July 6. In just five seconds, Masvidal separated the previously unbeaten Ben Askren from consciousness with a perfectly placed flying knee as Askren shot in for a takedown.
There was plenty of bad blood between the top welterweight contenders leading up to their pay-per-view bout, with Masvidal promising to “end” Askren’s run in the UFC.
With his five-second knockout — which was his second consecutive highlight reel finish after knocking Darren Till out cold in his previous outing — Masvidal has catapulted into the title discussion and should find himself next in line for a crack at the 170-pound championship.
Here is the stunning finish.
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The previous record belonged to Duane Ludwig with his 6-second KO. pic.twitter.com/cKLFqFu6uh
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The full results from UFC 239 can be seen below.
UFC 239 Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)
- Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos – for the light heavyweight title
- Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm – for the women’s bantamweight title
- Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren via KO (flying knee) – Round 1, 0:05
- Jan Blachowicz def. Luke Rockhold via KO (punches) – Round 2, 1:39
- Michael Chiesa def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
- Arnold Allen def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Marlon Vera def. Nohelin Hernandez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:25
- Claudia Gadelha def. Randa Markos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Song Yadong def. Alejandro Perez via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:04
- Edmen Shahbazyan def. Jack Marshman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:12
- Chance Rencountre def. Ismail Naurdiev via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)
- Julia Avila def. Pannie Kianzad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
UFC 239: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+