Jorge Masvidal (34 – 13 – 0) sent Ben Askren (19 – 1 – 0) to the shadow realm with a devastating 5 second KO (flying knee) on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for UFC 239, breaking the previous UFC record that Conor McGregor held with his decimation of Jose Aldo in December 2015.
Well that sucked
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) July 7, 2019
There was serious bad blood coming into this fight as both fighters said what they needed to, but at the end of the day, it came down to 5 seconds in the cage, and Masvidal read Askren like a book, as the former street fighter known for his savage victory over Kimbo Slice protege ‘Ray’ is surely one step away from a UFC title fight after his recent performances with a shuddering KO against Darren Till and now, his vicious KO over Ben Askren.
Is this KO more brutal than Jorge Masvidal over Ben Askren this weekend – watch it here. Let us know in the comment section.
Check out some of the reactions from Twitter after this insane victory for Masvidal.
Unlucky Ben, shit happens you’ll be back. ????
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) July 7, 2019
Bro it’s got to be fastest knockout ever had. Masvidal with the win??
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) July 7, 2019
Holy shit!!!! Must be faster Ko. Wow #ufc239
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) July 7, 2019
— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) July 7, 2019
Oh my god!!!! Masvidal runs at Askren full speed and knocks him out with a knee in seconds!!!!! #UFC239
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) July 7, 2019