VIDEO: 7-Second Knockout by Terrance McKinney at UFC 263 Almost Breaks Jorge Masvidal’s Record

Published 06/12/2021, 8:30 PM EDT


Terrance McKinney, who was making his UFC debut, may never have imagined his first fight playing out this way. Following his blistering start, it’s safe to say he’s off to the races. ‘T.Wrecks’ secured the fastest KO in the lightweight division’s history in the early prelims section for UFC 263.

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McKinney put out Matt Frevola in seven seconds of round one. The lightning-quick finish was book-ended by a celebration that ended up injuring McKinney’s knee.

Matt Frevola is a tried and tested commodity with 6 UFC fights under his belt. Hence, the KO came out of the blue. ‘The Steamrolla’ was caught off guard with McKinney’s speed that was crucial in securing the finish.

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‘T-Wrecks’ McKinney came into the organization off a consolidated run from LFA and he’s begun his UFC run on the right track. He’s riding a four-fight win streak and is a promising prospect in the lightweight division.

Chiefly, the UFC’s 155-pound division is arguably the most competitive weight class on the roster and it’s hard to make an impression. However, Terrance McKinney will be keen to continue his trajectory up the ranks of the UFC. He has started out well and put the 155-pounders on notice.

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Moreover, Jorge Masvidal provided his reaction to the fight that will rank among the fastest KOs in UFC history, period. Masvidal’s KO over Ben Askren is arguably one of the best finishes of all time and many believed that his time couldn’t be usurped. In terms of the level of competition, Masvidal’s KO over a former champ stands out.

UFC lightweight divisional landscape

In the eyes of fans, the lightweight division is up for grabs ever since Khabib Nurmagomedov vacated the title. Despite the fact that there’s a new champion on board, many fighters and fans believe that the belt will change hands. It all boils down to the manner in which Charles Oliveira goes about defending his undisputed strap.

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With the inclusion of Terrance McKinney in the ranks, things have certainly gotten interesting, to say the least. He brings forth an exciting fighting style that will undoubtedly leave fans pining for more.

What did you make of McKinney’s blitz?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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