Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a relatively new sport, but it has already produced some incredible athletes who have set records that seem almost impossible to break. From winning streaks to knockout records, here are some of the unbreakable records in MMA.
1. Youngest UFC Champion: Jon Jones
Jon Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. He became the youngest UFC champion ever when he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for the light heavyweight title at UFC 128 in 2011. He was only 23 years old at the time. He went on to defend his title 11 times, tying with Demetrious Johnson for the most title defenses in UFC history. He also holds the longest win streak in UFC history with 16 consecutive victories. Jones is still active and has moved up to the heavyweight division, where he hopes to challenge for another title.
2. Most Takedowns in a UFC Fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov is another fighter who is considered one of the best ever. He retired undefeated with a perfect record of 29-0. He was known for his dominant wrestling and grappling skills that overwhelmed his opponents. He holds the record for the most takedowns in a single UFC fight with 21 against Abel Trujillo at UFC 160 in 2013. He also holds the record for most takedowns landed in UFC history with 59. Nurmagomedov was also a lightweight champion who defended his title four times before retiring.
3. Fastest Finish in a UFC Championship Fight: Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey was a pioneer and a superstar in women’s MMA. She was an Olympic bronze medalist in judo who transitioned to MMA and became a dominant force. She won her first six fights by armbar submission within the first round. She became the first female champion in UFC history when she defeated Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in 2013. She defended her bantamweight title six times before losing it to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in 2015. She holds the record for the fastest finish in a UFC championship fight with 14 seconds against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in 2015. She also holds the record for the fastest submission in a UFC championship fight with 16 seconds against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 in 2014.
4. Fastest Knockout in MMA: Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal is a veteran fighter who has competed since 2003. He has fought for various promotions such as Strikeforce, Bellator, and now UFC. He is known for his striking skills and knockout power. He holds the record for the fastest knockout in MMA history with five seconds against Ben Askren at UFC 239 in 2019. He also holds the record for fastest knockout in UFC history with the same feat. He achieved this by landing a flying knee as soon as Askren attempted to shoot for a takedown making it an unbreakable record in MMA.
5. Most Professional MMA Fights: Travis Fulton
Travis Fulton is an American fighter who has been competing since 1996. He has fought for various promotions such as IFL, WEC, and King of The Cage. He holds the record for most professional MMA fights with over 300 bouts which already seems to be an unbreakable record in MMA. He also holds the record for most wins (255), most knockouts (91), and most submissions (138). He has fought against notable fighters such as Andrei Arlovski, Jeremy Horn, and Rich Franklin. He last fought in October 2020.
These are some of the unbreakable records in MMA that showcase the achievements and feats of some of the best fighters ever.
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