5 Last Second Stoppage Finishes In UFC

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Modified 12 Nov 2018
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the top Mixed Martial Arts company in the world which attracts some of the best fighters from around the globe.

The company has seen some of the best fighters in the world, and as a result, have seen some extremely exciting fights as well. One of the most exciting things is a finish that comes really early, but even more exciting is a finish coming at a time when every onlooker thought that the fight was going into a Decision result.

The last minute and sometimes, last-second finishes in the UFC always attract a lot of attention. While some fights have gone through entirely without any action only to burst into the picture with a flurry of offense at the last second, the same can be said for fights which have been exciting throughout finishing in a similarly exciting way, without letting it go to a decision.

UFC Fight Night 139 had exactly such a fight.

In this article, we will take a look at the top five such finishes in the UFC, where the fight went to the absolute last second, and only then came to an end.

Be prepared for some incredible fights.

#5. Miesha Tate vs. Holly Holm - UFC 196

Miesha Tate left Holly Holm incapacitated
Miesha Tate left Holly Holm incapacitated

The first stoppage finish of this list is also the only one featuring the women's division.

Miesha Tate and Holly Holm faced each other inside the Octagon at UFC 196. The fight itself was an amazing thing to behold, and it went all of the five rounds.

Tate was down on the scorecard, as the fight had so far largely been dominated by Holly Holm. She had made sure to gain the initiative and had kept a hold of it.

This was something that changed very fast.

Into the 3rd minute of the 5th round, Tate did the only thing that she could have to win the fight. She went for the submission and was actually successful.

She managed to take the back of Holm and hold on with a Rear Naked Choke, and that was it.

She got the win at 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the fifth round, which allowed her to come away with the win.

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Published 12 Nov 2018
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