WATCH: Jorge Masvidal Foreshadowed Epic Flying Knee KO 48 Hours Before Fight

UFC 239 featured two title fights, but it was Jorge Masvidal who stole the show during the pay-per-view main card. Askren entered his bout against former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren with plenty of bad blood, and he didn’t need long to send a clear message to the rest of the 170-pound division.

Masvidal took two steps to his right when the fight began, before charging at Askren and delivering a perfectly timed and placed flying knee that immediately separated Askren from consciousness and handed him the first loss of his career.

The knockout took just five seconds, a new UFC record for fastest knockout in history.

Of course, plenty of fans were saying that Masvidal’s quick knockout was a lucky shot or that it was simply a fluke. But a video from Masvidal’s coach at American Top Team, former WEC champion Mike Brown, shows another story.

Masvidal spent plenty of time training the exact technique — which included the sidesteps. That led to a perfect foreshadowing of his finish just 48 hours before the cage doors were locked behind him

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The start to the fight went exactly as Masvidal, his trainers, and teammates at American Top Team had planned.

And here is the actual finish.

Take a bow, Jorge.

The full results from UFC 239 can be seen below.


UFC 239 Results

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MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)

  • Jon Jones def. Thiago Santos via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) for the light heavyweight title
  • Amanda Nunes def. Holly Holm via TKO (head kick, punches) – Round 1, 4:10 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)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • 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)
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