Terrence McKinney is able to present UFC followers he’s not a one-hit surprise.
McKinney’s promotional debut couldn’t have gone any higher when he scored a seven-second knockout of Matt Frevola at UFC 263 in June. Not solely did he earn a “Performance of the Night” bonus, however he recorded the quickest KO in UFC light-weight historical past.
The 27-year-old will look to proceed driving that momentum when he takes on former Okay-1 champion Fares Ziam on the UFC’s Nov. 20 “Fight Night” occasion, and together with his previous 4 wins not even lasting half a spherical mixed, McKinney (11-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is predicting one other fast end.
“We’re looking to make a lot of noise this fight – get out there and show people that it’s not just a fluke, it’s no lucky hits,” McKinney instructed MMA Junkie. “We skilled tremendous arduous for this, and I’m excited to point out them what we’ve been engaged on.
“I’ve got 14 fights and less than 30 minutes of cage time. I like to finish fights and I like to put on exciting fights. I’m not a decision fighter. I’m looking to end the fight at all times. I think we definitely get the first-round finish – guaranteed.”
Despite being a standout wrestler in highschool, McKinney’s hanging has been the story for him this 12 months. He has no intentions of using a grapple-heavy strategy and isn’t afraid to face and commerce with achieved kickboxer Ziam (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
“He fought on the same card as me before me during my (UFC) debut, so I got to watch him when I was sitting in the back,” McKinney stated. “I feel it’s only a good second struggle for me within the UFC, and I feel it performs in my favor.
“He’s a great K-1 kickboxer champion, and I was just trying to test my standup. And if I can get this guy on the standup, who can really mess with me? I’m super good at wrestling. I can stand up with a K-1 kickboxer. I’m just ready to show the world I’m the best, and that’s what we’re going to do.”