UFC: Wild Yair Rodriguez knockout sends MMA world into frenzy

Mexican UFC bantamweight prospect Yair Rodriguez pulled off arguably the most remarkable finish in the history of the sport on Sunday, knocking out Korean Chan Sung Jung with a second left in the fight.

The two warriors fought out a thrilling five-round contest, as the UFC celebrated its 25th anniversary at UFC Fight Night 139 at the Pepsi Centre in Denver, Colorado.

Jung had the decision secured on the judges' scorecards, but his crowd-pleasing, front-foot style ultimately proved his downfall, as he pushed for an early finish.

UFC: Wild Yair Rodriguez knockout sends MMA world into frenzy

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The creative Rodriguez found himself on the back foot, when Jung came forward throwing punches, but 'El Pantera' threw an upwards back elbow, knocking Jung out cold, as the final hooter rang.

The knockout sent the MMA world into a frenzy on social media.

Chan Sung Jung out cold.
Chan Sung Jung out cold. Photo credit: Getty

Post-fight UFC president Dana White called it the greatest finish in UFC history, especially considering the occasion and that the 'Korean Zombie' was a second from having his hand raised.

"Craziest finish ever," White told Fox Sports. "There was one second left on the clock when he landed that elbow and Yair was losing 4-1.

"Zombie had the fight in the bag. He had one second to go and, wow, what a finish."

Both fighters were hospitalised after the event, but were released a few hours later.


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