UFC fighter earns $50,000 bonus for eight-second KO

It was the second-fastest KO in UFC welterweight history.

THERE WAS PLENTY of pressure on Leon Edwards going into UFC Fight Night 64 in Poland last night.

Having lost his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut last November, a defeat to Seth Baczynski at the Tauron Arena in Krakow might have been enough to earn Edwards a nudge through the organisation’s exit door.

However, the English welterweight will be heading back to Birmingham with a $50,000 cheque in his back-pocket instead of his P45, after a stunning first-round victory. Edwards disposed of Baczynski in just eight seconds with a beautiful left-counter, which earned him a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.

But the knockout was still only the second-fastest in the history of the UFC’s welterweight division. Duane Ludwig holds the record for his six-second victory over Jonathan Goulet in 2006. You could fit all the action from last night’s fight between Edwards and Baczynski into a Vine. Like this one…

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