VIDEO: 46 Second Knockout Kick Starts UFC 260 With a Bang

Published 03/27/2021, 10:37 PM EDT


UFC 260 will be the last PPV event without fans, as the UFC will be heading to Florida and Texas for a packed crowd for the next few PPV cards. Heavyweight knockout artist, Francis Ngannou, will headline the card as he takes on the champion, Stipe Miocic. The main card started off with a bang as Jamie Mullarkey starched Khama Worthy in under a minute. 

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Mullarkey, who hails from Australia, was supposed to fight on the card along with his teammate Alexander Volkanovski. However, the featherweight champion could not make it due to  COVID-19. Despite that, he has his eyes on the event and reserved a massive shout-out for his country mate.

Mullarkey has not had the best start to his UFC career. He succumbed to two losses in his first two fights in the promotion against the likes of Brad Riddell and Fares Ziam.

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However, Jamie could not have asked for a better way to secure his first win in the UFC. The Australian fighter feinted with a right hand and as he stepped in, he threw a left hook that caught ‘The Deathstar’ off guard. As soon as the punch landed, Worthy‘s legs gave out, and he hit the floor. Mullarkey then finished off the fight with a few shots on the ground before the referee stepped in and ended proceedings.

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Twitter reacts as Jamie Mullarkey starts off UFC 260 in style 

UFC Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, was overjoyed for his teammate.

A fan shared a clip of the inch-perfect knockout by Jamie Mullarkey.

A journalist pointed out an interesting fact about Khama Worthy.

Dan Tom tweeted on Mullarkey’s performances, who secured his first win in the UFC tonight. The Australian fighter had succumbed to consecutive losses since signing with the promotion.

Daniel Cormier reacts appropriately to a jaw-dropping knockout.

Tatiana Suarez tweeted in shock at what she had just witnessed.

Fans could not have asked for a better start to UFC 260.

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With a performance like that it would be hard to deny Mullarkey a performance bonus.

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What did you make of the knockout? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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