With UFC 238 in the books we’re only 26 days from UFC 239 which means the return of Amanda Nunes who will be putting her bantamweight title on the line against Holly Holm in the co-main event. “The Lioness” has made a career of dethroning legends of women’s MMA and looks to take down the last former champion to ever stand in her way.
Ronda Rousey? 48 seconds.
Cris Cyborg? 51 seconds.
It doesn’t seem Nunes is there to waste time.
In honor of Nunes’ return, UFC FIGHT PASS brings you the most action-packed wins in less than a minute!
Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
UFC 207 - December 30, 2016
Amanda Nunes called for Ronda Rousey immediately after getting the title and showed the world that she was to be respected in the bantamweight division. She let the fists fly and rarely missed in her first title defense.
Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
UFC 232 - December 29, 2018
After storming through the bantamweight division, Nunes decided to ask for a fight with the most fear woman in MMA, Cris Cyborg, for the women’s featherweight title. What took place was quite possibly the greatest sub-minute brawl in women’s MMA history and proved Nunes to be the most dangerous woman in the company.
Joe Lauzon vs Melvin Guillard
UFC 136 - October 8, 2011
Melvin Guillard was riding a five-fight win streak with three of those five ending in first round finishes. At UFC 136, he found himself on the wrong end of the quick finish after looking to a flashy flying knee followed by showmanship and a perfectly placed Lauzon strike.
Gabriel Benitez vs Humberto Bendenay
UFC Santiago - May 19, 2018
It took only Gabriel Benitez only 39 seconds to squeeze in a knockdown, near armbar finish, slam and eventual knockout at UFC Santiago.
Volkan Oezdemir vs Misha Cirkunov
UFC Stockholm - May 28, 2017
It’s almost hard to imagine multiple exchanges, a knockout and a come-from-behind victory in under 30 seconds but Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov brought just that as the co-main of UFC Stockholm.
Marc Diakiese vs Teemu Packalen
UFC London - March 18, 2017
With all the flair of Marc Diakeise’s striking, in both the hands and the feet, in such a short amount of time this was definitely a fight we wished we had gotten to see more of.
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Charlie Ward
UFC Belfast - November 19, 2016
Abdul Razak Alhassan and Charlie Ward set the bar almost insurmountably high for UFC Belfast when they opened the card with a fight worthy of a Performance of the Night bonus in only 53 seconds.
Robert Whittaker vs Brad Tavares
UFC Adelaide - May 10, 2015
Robert Whittaker was seemingly out for a highlight reel finish in his co-main event bid against Brad Tavares in his home country of Australia and he got it. That was all there was time for as he controlled the fight for the handful of seconds it took.
Stipe Miocic vs Phil DeFries
UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs Ellenberger - February 15, 2012
With his name to prove in his second fight in the Octagon, Stipe Miocic made his presence brief in his clash with fellow heavyweight Phil DeFries.
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jared Hamman
UFC 105 - November 14, 2009
What better way to honor the recent retiree than to dig up his UFC debut where he needed only 41 seconds to make a name for himself with a KO over Jared Hamman. You don’t get three title shots without a name and he began making his with a bang.
Joe Lauzon vs Jens Pulver
UFC 63 - September 23, 2006
Just a shade before Joe Lauzon was a contestant on season 5 of TUF, he was making his UFC debut against the man who would eventually coach against his team. Jens Pulver. Lauzon’s work was so quick that he didn’t even give himself the chance to show off the Jiu-Jitsu he’s known for today.
Anderson Silva vs Chris Leben
UFC Fight Night 5 - June 28, 2006
Why not make it another UFC debut? After a Michael Jackson walkout, reverse elbow and 17 wins, how many other ways could Anderson Silva impress for his UFC debut? How about a 49 second knockout?
Tank Abbott vs Hugo Duarte
UFC 17 - May 15, 1998
Call it a “blast from the past” because it happened in 1998, call it a “blast from the past” because it was paying homage to his debut three years prior, or just call it a blast because Tank Abbott left little time for discussion in his 43 second TKO of Hugo Duarte at UFC 17.
Harold Howard vs Roland Payne
UFC 3 - September 9, 1994
Howard only had one win in his MMA career, but he made it count as one of our favorite sub-60 second finishes in his win over Roland Payne in the first round of UFC 3.
Pat Smith vs Scott Morris
UFC 2 - March 11, 1994
Going back slightly before the Zuffa era we meet the man with more finishes under 60 seconds than Amanda Nunes. Of the five, it was his use of elbows to take out Scott Morris in the second round of UFC 2 that was most impossible to forget.