Terrance McKinney secures another stunning first round finish at UFC Vegas 59

17 fights, 15 first round finishes for Terrance McKinney.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, August 6, 2022, for UFC Vegas 59, going down live from the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada.

Headlining the event is a pair of ranked light-heavyweight contenders in former title challenger Thiago Santos (no. 6) and Jamahal Hill (no. 10), and is co-headlined by another pair of ranked contenders, this bout coming in the welterweight division between Vicente Luque (no. 6) and Geoff Neal (no. 13).

Opening up the main card tonight was a lightweight encounter between Terrance McKinney and Erick Gonzalez.

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Continue reading to see how this lightweight contest went down:

Official Result: Terrance McKinney def. Erick Gonzalez via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:17 of round one

McKinney takes the center once the bout begins and opens up with a head kick. He follows it up with some powerful punches, and it’s evident Gonzalez is being forced on the backfoot.

McKinney stuns Gonzalez with some punches, followed up by some vicious knees to the body as he defends a takedown entry. McKinney then takes Gonzalez down himself and attempts a pass to half guard.

Gonzalez is able to work his way up, but gets his back taken the the process and is choked out soon thereafter.

Terrance McKinney is now 13-4 as a professional, and of those 17 fights, 15 of them have ended in the first round.

13 wins and 12 first round finishes, this man is the definition of a sprinter.

Five fights, five finishes thus far at UFC Vegas 59! Four of which came in the opening round, and the other came just 63 seconds into the second round.

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Brady Ordway
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