At UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio, flyweight Ray Borg got a submission win over Shane Howell in the first round. Howell deserves credit for resisting and fighting it off as long as he did, but it still forced him to tap out.
According to MMA Junkie, it was the fastest submission in UFC flyweight history.
Borg’s submission victory at the 2:17 mark of Round 1 marked the fastest submission finish in UFC flyweight history.
“I went out there and tried to put him away as quickly as I could. I can’t fight boring,” Borg said after the fight. “It’s not in me to fight that way and I won’t do it. Luckily, that style worked to my advantage tonight. I’m one of the best in the game at taking my opponents back. Once I had that position I knew it was a matter of time before I was able to sink in the rear naked choke and finish it. I’m looking forward to whatever the UFC puts in front of me next. This is where I’m meant to be.”
Boring it certainly wasn’t. It Was Borg’s first win in the UFC after losing his debut to Dustin Ortiz back in April via a split decision. Borg’s MMA record coming into the fight was 6-1, four of those wins coming by way of submission. As an amateur, Borg had a 4-0 record with four first-round submission wins, all in 1:44 or less.
There is a good chance that Borg beats this record somewhere down the line.
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