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The Record Book Of MMA

Since the early 1990s, professional MMA fights have introduced us to a myriad of
tough competitors Vernon
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. Along the way, many records have been set, for

fastest knockout or longest win streak. As the years pass, new fighters will be
coming along to break these records and make the competition even
tougher.

The length of rounds in an MMA fight depends upon the type of
fight. Championship bouts typically have longer rounds, and while some fights do
go the distance, generally most fights end within a few minutes. Scroll down the
records of most pro fighters, and you will rarely see a fight that ends in under
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. Several notable fights, however, have ended in mere
seconds.

The quickest recorded knockout at a major MMA fight occurred
during the 2006 K-1 HERO event between Norifumi Yamamoto and Kazuyuki Miyata.
Yamamoto delivered a flying kick just as the bell rang and the fight was over;
the elapsed time was a mere four seconds. No doubt Miyata would like to forget
about that one, but for Yamamoto it was one for the books. UFC's fastest
recorded fight time is a matter of contention between fans and UFC against the
Nevada State Athletic Commission. Due to a timekeeping error, the state lists
the Christmas Eve, 2011, fight between Duane Ludwig and Jonathon Goulet as 11
seconds from start to finish Colin
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. However, most fans and the UFC itself list
the fight as ending in just six seconds. Either way, it was certainly Ludwig's
fastest TKO.

Worried about getting older? Don't be. After all, Randy
Couture was still roughing people up in his late 40s and Dan Severn just retired
a few months ago after winning his last bout at the age of 53. Even better, take
a look at John Williams, who entered the MMA ring for the first time at 70 and
holds the record as the oldest mixed martial arts pro as well as the oldest to
win a bout. He defeated his opponent (a man more than 20 years younger, no less)
via an ankle lock during the second round of fighting.

Who is the
greatest MMA fighter of all time? Well, some might argue that Anderson Silva is
at the top of the list with his impressive 32-4 record or maybe it's Fedor
Emelianenko with his solid 34-4 record. Despite their amazing MMA skills, they
aren't even close to holding the record for the most wins. Travis Fulton,
arguably the hardest working man in MMA has logged an amazing 307 pro fights,
including a record number of submissions (150) and a record number of knockouts
(91). Take a look at his record and you will find plenty of fights ending in
under a minute, as well.

While the aforementioned records are the ones
all young fighters aspire to break, there are some records that fighters want to
avoid. For example, while no one will ever accuse Shannon "the Cannon" Ritch of
being lazy, neither will he be listed as the greatest fighter of all time. Ritch
has fought 125 pro MMA bouts, so far, but managed to lose the vast majority
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. His 70-plus losses aren't exactly what we all shoot
for during our MMA career. But at least he has plenty of wins under his belt.
Fighters such as Kenneth Allen (1-31) and Mike Suttles (4-32) have far worse
records statistically. Still, if there was a prize for tenacity, all of three of
these guys would be contenders. 

By Kimberly
Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012

 

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