Anything can happen in the UFC. One moment, you’re watching a good 20-minute battle, and the next match winds up being a 15-second onslaught! We’ve decided to go through the five shortest UFC victories by submission ever seen.
Maximo Blanco vs. Chas Skelly
UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson made its debut in Hidalgo, Texas on September 17, 2016, and featherweights Maximo Blanco and Chas Skelly were looking to kick things off on the main card. In 19 seconds, Skelly pulled off the victory with an anaconda choke. He also managed to score an extra $50,000 for Performance of the Night. The win holds the record for shortest submission victory in UFC/WEC featherweight history.
Edward Faaloloto vs. Terry Etim
For the second time ever, UFC held their PPV in Birmingham, United Kingdom for UFC 138: Leben vs. Muñoz. While many people remember it for Leben’s year-long suspension from the UFC for testing positive, one of the highlights of the night was a showdown between lightweights Edward Faaloloto and Terry Etim. In a 17-second win, Etim made his opponent tap out with a guillotine choke. He got an additional $70,000 for also winning the honor of Submission of the Night.
Frank Shamrock vs. Kevin Jackson
UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan was noted to being the first UFC event where each competitor had their own unique theme music. While the event had a massive main ticket with Randy Couture and Maurice Smith, Frank Shamrock and Kevin Jackson proved to be the talk of the town. The competitors were battling to become the first ever UFC Light Heavyweight Champions. Shamrock managed to quickly place Jackson in an armbar and win the belt in only 16 seconds. He went on to hold the belt for 703 days before retiring from the UFC due to stale competition.
Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano
UFC 184 had the world buzzing with the main event of Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano. The two ladies weren’t originally supposed to headline the packed bill. Due to an injury to Chris Weidman, the UFC Middleweight Championship was pulled from the show. A packed Staples Center was ready to witness a massive fight, and they got one in just 14 seconds. That was enough time for then-UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Rousey to catch Zingano in a straight armbar for the victory.
Anthony Macias vs. Oleg Taktarov
UFC 6: Clash of the Titans took place at the Casper Events Center on July 14, 1995. The main event for this night was Ken Shamrock vs Dan Severn for the UFC Championship. Before that match could take place, there was an eight-man tournament to get through. Oleg Taktarov defeated his opponent and waited in the semifinals for his next one. Patrick Smith was set to face him, but a stomach cramp forced him to step out of the competition. Taking his place was Anthony Macias, who is best known as “Mad Dog.” Unfortunately for him, Taktarov was the bigger dog in this fight with a submission win in only nine seconds.