Tonight’s UFC Vegas 59 main card was kicked off by a lightweight contest featuring Terrance McKinney taking on Erick Gonzalez.
McKinney (13-4 MMA) had last competed back in March, where he suffered a first round TKO loss to Drew Dober. Prior to that setback, ‘T-Wrecks‘ had put together a five-fight winning streak which included two stoppage wins under the UFC banner.
As for Erick Gonzalez (14-7 MMA), ‘The Ghost Pepper’ had entered UFC Vegas 59 looking to bounce back from a knockout loss to Jim Miller in his promotional debut. Prior to that defeat, the California native was coming off back-to-back wins on the regional scene.
Tonight’s ‘McKinney vs. Gonzalez’ bout did not make it out of the first round. After some early pressure and big shots from ‘T-Wrecks’, Gonzalez was able to land a big counter punch that hurt the highly touted prospect. However, Terrance McKinney was able to recover and wound up getting the fight to the ground. From there he jumped on a rear-naked choke which forced Erick Gonzalez to tapout.
Official UFC Vegas 59 Result: Terrance McKinney def. Erick Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:17 of Round 1
Check out how the pros reacted to ‘McKinney vs. Gonzalez’ below:
Up next 💪🏾💪🏾
— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) August 7, 2022
I’m rocking with @twrecks155
— Benito Lopez (@Savage_530) August 7, 2022
Don’t blink 👀🩸
— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) August 7, 2022
Post-fight reactions to Terrance McKinney defeating Erick Gonzalez at UFC Vegas 59:
TWrecks is a bulldozer man! #UFCVegas59
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 7, 2022
Well done @twrecks155
— C H🖕🏽T O🇪🇨V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) August 7, 2022
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) August 7, 2022
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) August 7, 2022
McKINNEY is an absolute animal. I see a bright future for him. #UFCVegas59
— Ode' ⭕️sbourne 🇯🇲 (@OdeOsbourne) August 7, 2022
McKinney just goes!!!!!
— Kai Kamaka III (@kaiboikamaka) August 7, 2022
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) August 7, 2022
Twelve of McKinney’s thirteen career victories have now come as a result of first round stoppages wins.
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