Conor McGregor Ends Title Bout With One Punch

A left hand from Conor McGregor, left, ended the night for Jose Aldo in the first round.

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LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor backed up every word he ever said to Jose Aldo with one spectacular punch.

McGregor stopped Aldo with a left hand to the jaw just 13 seconds into the first round Saturday night, claiming the undisputed featherweight title at UFC 194.

McGregor (19-2) finished the fight with an electrifying exchange shortly after the opening bell, slipping Aldo’s lead right and cracking the champ with his formidable punching power.

Aldo (25-2) actually finished his punch and hit McGregor with a left, but the champ fell senseless to the ground. McGregor pounced, only to be pulled off in his fifth consecutive knockout victory.

“What I say happens, happens,” McGregor said. “There is no doubt now.”

Aldo had won 18 consecutive fights over the last 10 years, but not even the only previous 145-pound champion in UFC history…

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