Among all types of combat sports, the popularity of the UFC has increased continuously over
the years. What started in 1993 as an eight-man tournament featuring competitors from different
disciplines of combat sports, has now surpassed boxing and rivals WWE in terms of pay-per-
view (PPV) buys. Over the years, the UFC contestants have become some of the most celebrated
sporting personalities throughout America. Many of these athletes have featured regularly in the
top sportsbooks for US players.
The UFC has experienced numerous memorable contests as well as out of the octagon incidents
throughout its more than three-decades-long history. Today, we will take a look at some of the
fastest ever knockouts in the history of UFC.
Don Frye vs. Thomas Ramirez, 02/16/1996: Don Frye is undoubtedly one of the legendary
competitors to have ever participated in the UFC, and he was deservedly included in the UFC’s
Hall of Fame in 2016. However, many of may not remember that he made the biggest splash of
his UFC career in his first-ever outing in the octagon while facing the Hawaiian Thomas
Ramirez’s weight was almost double that of Frye’s, and a mouth-watering fight was anticipated.
However, Frye made use of his superior speed and boxing experience to stun his opponent with a
quick jab and two right hands. Ending the contest in just eight seconds, Frye set the new quickest
knockout record in the UFC that remained intact for almost a decade.
Ryan Jimmo vs. Anthony Perosh, 07/21/2012: Ryan Jimmo, a Canadian karate expert, joined
the UFC in 2012 as a highly promising light-heavyweight fighter. In his UFC debut, he faced the
Aussie veteran Anthony Perosh, who had been knocked-out previously. Jimmo created history in
debut as the Aussie went down and out in just seven seconds.
Chan Sung Jung vs. Mark Hominick, 12/10/2011: Chan Sung Jung iss better known in the
UFC circuit as the ‘Korean Zombie’, and was one of the prime attractions when he joined in
2011. In his second UFC fight, Jung had to face a formidable opponent in Canadian striker Mark
Hominick. Till this fight, Hominick had never been knocked-out via strikes.
Though Hominick started with a lot of aggression, the Korean retaliated with a straight
right followed by a rapid-fire combination on the ground. The Korean Zombie recorded an easy
win in just seven seconds, something that not many had anticipated.
Todd Duffee vs. Tim Hague, 08/29/2009: Heavyweight Todd Duffee joined the UFC in 2009
with a fearsome reputation that he earned in the regional scene. In his debut fight, Duffee was
pitted against Tim Hague, another Heavyweight who had defeated Pat Barry in his own UFC
debut. It appeared that Duffee had finally met his match.
However, the fight was over with a stiff jab flowed by a flurry of punches from Duffee. This
seven-second victory took Duffee’s reputation to a new level altogether.
Duane Ludwig vs. Jonathan Goulet, 01/16/2006: This fight is the part of one of the greatest
controversies in the history of the UFC. According to official records from the Nevada State
Athletic Commission, Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig knocked out Jonathan Goulet in eleven seconds.
However, most of the viewers and the UFC officials felt that the fight was over in six seconds,
but the timekeeper failed to record the correct time.
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren, 07/06/2019: This recent UFC fight had a contentious buildup
with the two participants throwing insults and taunts at each other during the promotional events
before the fight. Held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the welterweight bout fight lasted for
only five seconds, making it the fastest knockout ever in the history of the UFC. Just a flying
knee from Masvidal resulted in Askren dropping to the canvas. However, Masvidal went on
with a couple more strikes before he was stopped by the referee.