It's not as frequent in MMA as it is in other sports, but the last-second wins are an exciting sight to see.
Who doesn't love a buzzer-beater finish? While it's not as frequent in MMA as it is in other sports, the last-second wins are an exciting sight to see. Shots that just couldn't be avoided or submissions that hurt too much to wait for another moment, finishes can happen at any second of a fight, including the final one.
Whether it be stopped at the last second or fans not really knowing what happened until the end of it, finishes at the last moments show how volatile MMA is. Fans and fighters can collectively think that a fight is over, but it's been proven time and time again that the fight isn't done until the finality of the last horn is sounded.
Demetrious Johnson Vs Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 186
Demetrious Johnson is the most underrated fighter in the GOAT conversation. The fastest amongst the fast and most technical in a division steeped with technicians - Johnson had the most dominant title reign in UFC history. Kyoji Horiguchi fell victim to this tear.
Demetrious did what he does and mixed everything up well. Horiguchi hung in there but was always a step or two behind. Johnson wound up on top in side control. The opportunity to attack the far side arm with an armbar popped up for a split second and Johnson hopped on it. This submission was too much, forcing the tap.