At UFC 290, Jesus Aguilar cemented his place in the annals of UFC flyweight history, delivering a devastating overhand right that left Shannon Ross incapacitated in mere seconds.
Just 17 seconds into the preliminary bout at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, Ross’ head made a harsh contact with the mat, putting Aguilar just a fraction of a second behind Dustin Ortiz in the record books for the quickest knockouts in the 125-pound category, as per the broadcast.
Take a look at the electrifying conclusion below.
Known predominantly as a submission expert with most victories achieved via tapout, Aguilar took Ross by surprise when he feigned a jab and followed up with an overpowering looping punch. Ross was rendered unconscious the moment Aguilar’s punch made contact.
This victory marked a return to form for Aguilar following a previous loss against Tatsuro Taira at UFC Vegas 68 in his inaugural UFC fight. The veteran of the Contender Series now holds an impressive 9-2 record. Conversely, Ross suffered his second consecutive UFC defeat and his third in total since his unsuccessful attempt in the Contender Series, resulting in a second-round knockout. Ross’s record now stands at 13-8.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 Knockout
Who knocked out whom in UFC 290?
Jesus Aguilar knocked out Shannon Ross in UFC 290.
How quickly did Jesus Aguilar knock out Shannon Ross?
Jesus Aguilar knocked out Shannon Ross in just 17 seconds.
Which fighter now holds the record for the second-fastest finish in UFC flyweight history?
Jesus Aguilar holds the record for the second-fastest finish in UFC flyweight history.
How did Jesus Aguilar manage to knock out Shannon Ross?
Jesus Aguilar managed to knock out Shannon Ross by faking a jab and landing a powerful overhand right punch.
What are the current records of Jesus Aguilar and Shannon Ross?
After the fight, Jesus Aguilar holds a record of 9-2, while Shannon Ross has a record of 13-8.