It is hard to picture a better scenario for yourself, than a fight ending in just one second.
One of the most exciting aspects of MMA, is the unpredictable nature of how these contests can play out. Whether you are looking at a Jorge Masvidal brand of quick flying knee, or a last second submission when the fighter was losing, MMA fights can offer a wide array of results that spectators do not see coming.
One-Second KO Leads To Controversy
Fans got to see a knockout recently, which came about as quickly as possible. It took place at Titan FC 83, when Luis Hernandez took on Brian Topp in a welterweight showdown.
The fight started and immediately ended, as Hernandez landed a brutal head kick to flatline Topp right away. This finish was even announced officially as having come at one second of the first round.
Unreal ONE second head kick KO by Luis Hernandez at Titan FC. Holy shit. Yes it was announced officially as 1 second. #TitanFC83 pic.twitter.com/CaVpfuARL3
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 22, 2023
As impressive as this knockout was, it led to a bit of controversy among fans who watched the footage. The main point of contention came from the fact that Hernandez appeared to fake a glove touch before throwing the head kick, a move that is legal but frowned upon in MMA communities.
Another issue that was presented by some, was the timing in which the fight was officially recorded, with the one second stoppage not necessarily being agreed upon with others. For example, the folks at Tapology, one of the leading websites for maintaining fighter and event records, says that they will be entering the fight as being 3 seconds long, based on how long it took from the start of the contest to the referee waving it off.
Awesome vid! But no chance we can enter that as 1 second. That would be the fastest MMA KO of all time. It was 3.5 seconds by our stopwatch from ref signalling fight start to ref getting in between to end it. So we've entered it as 3.
— Tapology (@tapology) July 22, 2023
These are all very solid points, with understandable reasons to be skeptical of the knockout. Regardless, this was an impressively swift finish at Titan FC 83.
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