The hype leading into Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano lasted for months, but the fight itself took only 14 seconds to complete – the fastest finish of any kind in a UFC championship.
— Erin Collard (@ToddandErin) March 2, 2015
FOUR FASTEST UFC FIGHTS
While Saturday’s bantamweight bout tied the modern UFC record for the fastest submission (Justin Martin defeated Eric Martin via submission in 14 seconds at UFC 12), there have been four fights decided by knockout in seven seconds or less.
TODD DUFFEE VS TIM HAGUE
At UFC 102, Todd Duffee opened his fight with Tim Hague by throwing a stiff jab that sent his opponent to the mat. Duffee landed a couple heavy rights before bringing down a giant left hand that finished “The Thrashing Machine.”
RYAN JIMMO VS ANTHONY PEROSH
Ryan Jimmo made his debut with a seven-second knockout victory over Anthony Perosh at UFC 149 in Calgary. Jimmo’s blistering overhand right sent Perosh slumped like a sack of potatos against the cage. To the fans delight, the victor proceeded to do “The Robot” in the center of the octagon, concluding with the splits.
CHAN SUNG JUNG VS MARK HOMINICK
Mark “The Machine” Hominick threw a lunging right hook at Chan Sung Jung at the start their bout at UFC 140. “The Korean Zombie” dodged the shot and countered with a straight right that floored Hominick and the fight was called in seven seconds.
DUANE LUDWIG VS JONATHAN GOULET
Even though Duane Ludwig’s victory over Jonathan Goulet is listed as having ended in 11 seconds, UFC President Dana White put a stopwatch on the fight and declared it the winner of the fastest finish ever — six seconds.