It was a fight that had so much build up, but the clash itself only lasted 13 seconds.
Conor McGregor faced off against Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, a match that was originally scheduled for UFC 189, but due to an injury to the Brazilian fighter, the bout had to be rescheduled.
The match has been on the agenda for many UFC fans since UFC Fight Night 59 back in January this year, when McGregor defeated Dennis Silver with ease and then jumped over the cage to confront Aldo who was watching from the crowds.
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However, following months of build up, the match itself only lasted 13 seconds. Watching from the video below, McGregor took control from the start, his first punch didn't connect, but his leg kick that followed did.
As Aldo moved in with a right-left punch combo in an attempt to regain control, the Irishman hit him with a clean left hook which connected with the Brazilian's chin and knocked him out cold. McGregor connected two hammer fists as Aldo fell, but then the referee stepped in to end the fight. The clash was over.
According to the Washington Post, McGregor said after the fight: “Again, nobody can take that left-hand shot. He’s powerful and he’s fast. But precision beats power, and timing beats speed. And that’s what you saw there.”
With the win, McGregor unified Aldo’s belt with his interim title to become the undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion. He becomes only the second UFC Featherweight Champion in history since the merger of UFC and WEC.
It was also the fastest title fight win in UFC history, as his 13-second victory beats Ronda Rousey’s 14-second win over Cat Zingano back at UFC 184 in February this year.
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