Conor McGregor only needed one punch, and 13 seconds of action to knockout Jose Aldo during their UFC 194 headliner. McGregor parried a right hook from Aldo, and landed a perfectly placed counter that put his lights out to become the undisputed champion at 145 lbs.
Not only did he unify the featherweight belts, McGregor’s impressive finish also broke a UFC record in the process, as he scored the fastest finish ever for title fights.
The previous record holder was former champ Ronda Rousey, who submitted Cat Zingano by armbar in just 14 seconds at UFC 184.
Unbeaten for 10 years, the dominant champion succumbed to the talented challenger, in a little over 10 seconds. This is a tough and unpredictable sport, but we may be entering a new era as McGregor’s stock is certainly going to skyrocket after this victory.
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