Conor McGregor has taken just 13 seconds to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title.
McGregor landed a potent left hook on the jaw of champion Jose Aldo, knocking him out and consigning him to his second loss in 27 professional fights.
The outspoken Irishman improves to 19-2.
On the undercard, Luke Rockhold unseated Chris Weidman as the UFC’s middleweight champion, winning their title fight by TKO in the fourth round.
Rockhold dominated the stand-up game, landing 161 strikes to Weidman’s 62 and ultimately referee Herb Dean was forced to cease the fight as Weidman was no longer able to defend himself from a flurry of punches.
“This is undescribable (sic). Are you kidding me?” an exhausted Rockhold mentioned immediately after the fight.
“This is a joke. I cannot even believe this is real appropriate now.”
Weidman famously won his title from a single of the sport’s greatest champions when Anderson Silva was showboating and Weidman clocked him on the jaw at UFC 162 in July, 2013.
Given that then, the 31-year-old won a rematch with Silva and defeated Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort, carrying a 13- record into the fight with Rockhold.
Belfort was a single of just two fighters to have beaten Rockhold in mixed martial arts, getting completed so halfway by way of the initial round of their bout back in Might, 2013.
Subjects: martial-arts, sport, united-states