Jorge Masvidal’s flying-knee finish of Ben Askren at UFC 239 will go down as one of the greatest knockouts in the history of the sport, and now the fighter’s gym is paying tribute to the achievement.
“Gamebred” put the previously-unbeaten Askren away in just five seconds – a promotional record – in their featured welterweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this past July. The knockout went viral and raised Masvidal’s profile to an all-time high.
On Monday, American Top Team, Masvidal’s longtime camp, unveiled a mural inside the gym that commemorates the fighter’s signature victory. The mural was created by artist Ross Baines.
Back-to-back knockout victories have earned Masvidal headliner spot at Madison Square Garden opposite Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on Nov. 2. The winner of that bout will receive a special “BMF” belt. A veteran of 47 professional fights, Masvidal has compiled a 34-13 mark while competing for organizations such as the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator since beginning his career in 2003.