Conor McGregor's brutal KO of Jose Aldo set a new UFC record 5 years ago

Conor McGregor's brutal KO of Jose Aldo set a new UFC record

Our very own Conan Doherty sent us a message this morning.

"I might be a bit late lads. Just watching the fight now."

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Seconds later, the next message arrived.

"Okay, I'm on my way in now."

UFC 194's main event was over that quickly. Conor McGregor knocked Jose Aldo out - ending his 10-year unbeaten streak - with the first punch he landed.

Aldo was out on the way down and, when McGregor pounced to finish him off, referee John McCarthy jumped in to end the fight.

All told, it was done and dusted after 13 seconds.

That means The Notorious now holds the UFC record for fastest ever knock-out in a title fight.

His impressive marker overtakes the 14 seconds it took for Ronda Rousey to defeat Cat Zingano at UFC 184.

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UFC 184: Rousey v Zingano

Extremely impressive from the new, undisputed featherweight champion.

FASTEST UFC TITLE KNOCK-OUTS

  • Conor McGregor (v Jose Aldo) - 13 seconds
  • Ronda Rousey (v Cat Zingano) - 14 seconds
  • Andrei Arlovski (v Paul Buentello) - 15 seconds
  • Ronda Rousey (v Alexis Davis) - 16 seconds
  • Frank Shamrock (v Kevin Jackson) - 16 seconds
  • Frank Shamrock (Igor Zinovlev) - 22 seconds

McGregor also became just the sixth UFC fighter in history to record five consecutive knock-outs.

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The other fighters to achieve such a goal are Chuck Liddell, Mike Brown, Ricco Rodriguez, Tiago Alves, Junior Dos Santos.

Liddell holds the promotion record at seven consecutive KOs.