— Fightful MMA & Boxing (@FightfulMMA) July 7, 2019
Jorge Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in five seconds at UFC 239, breaking the record for fastest knockout in UFC history and ending Askren’s undefeated record.
The previous record belonged to Duane Ludwig with his 6-second KO. pic.twitter.com/cKLFqFu6uh
— UFC News (@UFCNews) July 7, 2019
The two traded lots of verbal blows at one another in the time leading up to the bout, and many expected fireworks, with the UFC treating it as big as the two title fights on the card.
But all Masvidal needed was to run at Askren and throw a knee, dropping Askren out cold.
Askren was transported to a local hospital, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.
Ben Askren transported to hospital, per UFC.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 7, 2019