This Brutal Knockout Is The Fastest In MMA History

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Three years ago, on the 15th March 2014, Mike Garrett came into the Octagon against Sam Heron. After just a second of fighting, the bout was over. 

What had happened? As the opening bell of the first round drifted to silence, Garrett launched a hammering right kick to Heron’s head and utterly poleaxed him – setting a new world record for the quickest KO in the MMA – 1.1 seconds.

The fight, if you can call it that, was part of the MMA’s Warrior Challenge 76kg welterweight bout in London.

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In the immediate aftermath of the bout, Garrett explained that he had done everything he intended to, saying:

I didn’t really come with a gameplan, just to do what I do best and kick.

And boy did he kick.

However – Garrett can throw a pretty devestating hook too as he displayed just a matter of months later when he KO’d another opponent in 3.5 seconds.

Now I’m not saying Garrett’s a world champion, or even much of a contender for that matter, but one thing is certain – he is an absolute knockout merchant.


Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.