After a impactful promotional debut, Terrance McKinney has his second UFC date and opponent booked.
At UFC Fight Night on Nov. 20, McKinney (11-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is anticipated to return to the cage to tackle Firas Ziam (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a light-weight bout. The occasion doesn’t at the moment have a location or venue.
McKinney, 26, and Ziam, 24, confirmed the focused reserving on their private social media accounts Tuesday after an preliminary report from MMA DNA.
McKinney despatched shockwaves via the MMA world in his octagon debut qt UFC 263 in June when he knocked out Matt Frevola in seven seconds – one of many quickest finishes in UFC historical past. The win was his fourth consecutive first-round knockout. All 4 finishes in that stretch got here in lightning-quick trend, with the longest clocking in at 72 seconds.
En path to the UFC, McKinney overcame a lot adversity – from a loss on Dana White’s Contender Series to a critical, close to deadly drug journey wherein he nearly severed off his personal head.
France’s Ziam has gained back-to-back fights after a loss to Don Madge in his promotional debut. All three of Ziam’s UFC fights have gone the space with the 2 victories coming in opposition to Jamie Mullarkey and Luigi Vendramini.
The newest UFC Fight Night lineup now consists of:
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Alexa Grasso
- Aori Qileng vs. Cody Durden
- Cheyanne Buys vs. Loma Lookboonmee
- Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam