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An exciting clash takes place in the Lightweight division, as Terrance McKinney takes on Erick Gonzalez. Coming off a tough loss to Drew Dober, which halted a five-fight win streak, McKinney will look to rebound. Giving a good account for himself in that fight though, McKinney is still a bright prospect worth keeping an eye on. Meanwhile, Gonzalez will look to put his UFC debut in the past. One in which was unsuccessful, as he was stopped by Jim Miller. Prior to the defeat, Gonzalez had won four straight.

A fight bound to end inside the distance, I see a bonus in store for the victor. McKinney is a buzz-saw. Wasting no time inside the octagon, McKinney looks to put it on opponents early. With heavy hands and excellent speed, McKinney has starched four of his last six opponents in 72 seconds or less . While he did falter in his recent fight, McKinney is the only one to knockdown Drew Dober in his nineteen UFC fights. A collegiate wrestler, McKinney is also very capable of mixing in takedowns. Ready for whatever McKinney brings is Gonzalez. Not necessarily strong in any one area, Gonzalez is more focused on finishing the fight. While he can get sloppy at times, he’s proven to be dangerous when coming forward on the feet or when reigning down ground-and-pound in top control. Outside of that, it can be a mixed bag for the Mexican warrior.

Knowing very well this fight is going to deliver, I’m going to side with McKinney. If you take a peek at Gonzalez’s highlights, you’ll notice that he is a very entertaining fighter. However, he fights with his hands down and is not very defensively sound. Absorbing 6.11 significant strikes per minute and being hit on 66% percent of the significant strikes thrown, Gonzalez is in for a rough night against McKinney. Knowing how fast “T.Wrecks” starts, I envision this one ending via knockout within round one.

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