Usman overcame Masvidal by unanimous decision when the pair faced-off at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi last July. However, it is last night’s knockout that has caught the fans attention.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ stunned Masvidal with a straight right hand in the second round, forcing referee Herb Dean to step in.
Supporters have taken to Twitter to mock Jorge Masvidal (right) for his knockout defeat
Kamaru Usman knocked out Masvidal in the second round at UFC 261 last night
Dean ended the fight to see Usman successfully defend the welterweight title for the fourth time.
Fans were quick to take to social media to mock Masvidal for laughing at Usman just second before being knocked out.
One fan Tweeted saying: ‘Masvidal went from laughing to dreaming very fast.’
While another added: ‘Masvidal was laughing at the start of this video. LMAO. Kamaru Usman sucked all the joy out of him in second’.
Other joked that it was Dean who ‘ran to prevent Usman for putting Masvidal into a coma’.
While several other supporters took to Twitter to share memes over Colby Covington’s reaction to the fight.
Usman’s victory over Masvidal has extended his MMA record to 19 wins and just one defeat.
The Nigerian-American UFC star has not suffered a defeat since his clash with Jose Caceres in 2013.
Speaking after the fight Usman said: ‘I told everybody, I’m still getting better. The sky’s the limit for me as long as I’m doing this.
‘I know with my fundamentals, I am the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet right now.’
While Masvidal later admitted that it ‘hurt’ to suffer his first knockout defeat.