Chas Skelly sets a record w/ a :19 second d’arce choke win. The FASTEST submission in UFC/WEC featherweight history! https://t.co/FEqaVhrDYU
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 18, 2016
Chas Skelly and Maximo Blanco started out the fight trading flying kicks in the middle of the Octagon, and then just seconds later, it was over. Skelly had his arm raised and his name entered into the history books. Kelly now has the fastest submission in UFC and WEC featherweight history clocked, at 19 seconds.
You have to think that if Blanco hadn’t gone out on his shield and gone to sleep, it’s possible that Skelly could’ve broken Ronda’s record, or at least came close to it. Here’s how his submission currently ranks in the modern era (post-UFC 30):
Ronda Rousey/Cat Zingano (UFC 184) – 14 seconds.
Marcus Aurelio/Ryan Roberts (UFC Fight Night 13) – 16 seconds.
Terry Etim/Edward Faaloloto (UFC 138) – 17 seconds.
Chas Skelly/Maximo Blanco (UFC Fight Night 94) – 19 seconds.
Seven out of ten of the fastest submissions in history came before UFC 29, which shows the improvement in submission defense over the years, and also shows how damn hard it is to submit someone in the UFC, let alone a pro in under 20 seconds.
We just saw an impressive unicorn of a submission, and the wildest part is that this blazing fast sub came after a flying kick. Wild.