Jorge Masvidal, UFC 239

UFC 239 – Incredible knockout victory for Jorge Masvidal

UFC 239 took place recently in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and was one of the most anticipated cards in the history of the sport. It included pound for pound star Jon Jones again defending his light heavyweight title via a five round decision. The co-main saw the greatest female fighter in the history of the UFC in the shape of two division champion Amanda Nunes, defend her bantamweight title against Holly Holm. This was another destructive victory for the Brazilian as she won via a first round knockout. Both winners were hugely popular selections for punters using the latest 1Xbet coupon code in order to boost their selections.

However, despite those two fighters winning impressively, there is little doubt that UFC 239 will be remembered for the incredible five second knockout victory for Jorge Masvidal over the previously undefeated Ben Askren.

Masvidal entered the fight as the betting underdog but continued to build up the fight well, in what was possibly the most anticipated bout of UFC 239. Following this victory he extended his professional record to 34 wins and 13 losses and he is without a doubt one of the most experienced fighters in the sport. He fights out of the hugely successful American top team and is now on a two fight win streak against two of the leading fighters in the division, which could now set him up for a shot at the title. The previous victory of course coming via the second round knockout of Darren Till.

Following these two hugely impressive victories for Masvidal, he has now become a fan favourite as he continues his rise to the top of the welterweight division.

Ben Askren was the slight favourite going into the UFC 239 contest, which is no surprise considering he was on an undefeated streak of 19 wins across a number of different organisations. His first fight in the UFC against Robbie Lawler was a controversial one, as many feel the fight was stopped far too soon by Herb Dean. Askren got the victory via a first round bulldog choke but was clearly losing the fight at the time.

Following this loss, which is now the fastest knockout in the history of the UFC, it is going to be a difficult task for Askren to rise back up the ranks and get a shot at the welterweight title.