Terrance McKinney emerged as the overwhelming favorite in the betting at UFC Fight Night 230, and now it seems justified.
In just 20 seconds, McKinney (15-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) eliminated Brendon Marotte (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on Saturday. Marotte eagerly stepped into the octagon on short notice for an opportunity to make a mark in the UFC, but McKinney made him pay dearly.
With immediate aggression, McKinney executed a jumping knee that struck Marotte and sent him crashing to the canvas within seconds. McKinney wasted no time and launched a barrage of punches until the referee was forced to intervene.
McKinney’s 20-second victory is undeniably impressive, particularly when combined with his 7-second finish of Matt Frevola in his debut earlier this year. He now joins Anthony Johnson and Matthew Semelsberger as the only fighters in UFC history to have achieved two finishes in 20 seconds or less.
The 29-year-old fighter has secured back-to-back first-round TKO wins over Mike Breeden and Marotte, following two previous stoppage losses earlier this year. His triumph over Marotte marked his fourth fight in 2023, and he may even have enough time to squeeze in another before the year ends.
Witness McKinney’s bonus-worthy finish below.
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