McKinney and Gonzalez opened up the main card at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday. Both lightweights were looking to make a name for themselves and move closer to a spot in the 155lb rankings.
McKinney quickly found a rhythm with his boxing, staggering Gonzalez with his jab from orthodox and also landing through Gonzalez’s guard. After a brief moment on the ground, McKinney got Gonzalez’s back on the feet and sunk in the standing rear-naked choke for the victory.
Watch McKinney get the tap below.
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McKinney has now won three of his first four fights in the UFC, with his lone defeat coming on days’ notice against Drew Dober back in March. Before that, he earned first-round finishes over Matt Frevola and Fares Ziam.
McKinney’s seven-second knockout of Frevola is the fastest in UFC lightweight history and one of the most electric UFC debuts in recent years.
After the win, McKinney called out Paddy Pimblett for his next UFC assignment. As the two lightweights make their way up the UFC ladder, a matchup between the two of them could happen soon.
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