Ronda Rousey’s fight at UFC 175 ended after just 16 seconds with Rousey giving Alexis Davis noogies in the middle of the octagon at Mandalay Bay Saturday night. At least they appeared to be hard noogies, to the face.
It was over in a flash, and got me to thinking how it compared to other fastest-in-sports things:
Fastest World Cup goal: 11 seconds, Hakun Sukur, Turkey (vs. South Korea), 2002.
Fastest NHL goal (from the start of a game): 5 seconds, Doug Smail, Winnipeg, 1981; Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders, 1984; Alexander Mogilny, Buffalo 1991.
Fastest NFL touchdown (from the start of a game): 3 seconds, Randal Williams, Dallas (vs. Philadelphia), 2003.
Fastest auto racing pit stop: 1.923 seconds., Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing Formula 1 (and his crew), 2013.
Fastest time circling the bases: 13.3 seconds, Evar Swanson, Cincinnati Reds, 1932.
Fastest boxing knockout: 1.5 seconds, Phil Williams (vs. Brandon Burke), 2007.
The time of Williams’ knockout later was amended to 10 seconds, because Burke wobbled around on his knees a bit after getting lit up with the only punch of the fight.
It would have been cool had the YouTube video lasted only 10 seconds, too. But the one I found went on for 1:40.