MMA Preview – Terrance McKinney vs Erick Gonzalez at UFC Vegas 59
TERRANCE MCKINNEY VS ERICK GONZALEZ FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 59? Sunday 7th August, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 59? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 59? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC Vegas 59 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC Vegas 59? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
TERRANCE MCKINNEY VS ERICK GONZALEZ LOWDOWN
What a whirlwind Terrance McKinney’s (12-4) last fight was. He made a two-week turnaround off the back of his submission win over Fares Ziam at UFC Vegas 49 in February to step up and fight Drew Dober. A ballsy play and he almost knocked out the veteran before Dober pulled off a remarkable rally inflicting the knockout himself. It was McKinney’s third knockout loss, snapping a five-fight streak, but he did not lose any stock.
Erick Gonzalez (14-6) is also coming off a knockout loss. He was making his UFC debut after knocking out Oziel Rodriguez Lopez (2021) for Naciones MMA and earning a unanimous decision over Sam Alvarez (2021) for LXF. The man with the most wins in UFC history Jim Miller (2021) welcomed him to the octagon and Gonzalez also nearly secured a knockout before Miller kept finding a home for his left hand eventually folding him in the second round.
TERRANCE MCKINNEY VS ERICK GONZALEZ PREDICTION
It is rare to see so much excitement for fighters coming off a knockout loss, especially McKinney. He has finished all 12 of his wins (five knockouts and seven submissions) and Gonzalez has eight knockouts out of his 14 wins.
It is safe to say this is going to be an exciting and fast-paced scrap, especially the first round. Gonzalez is a huge underdog, but if he gets out of the first round, he can capitalize on McKinney’s suspect gas tank.
There is value on him, but we feel McKinney’s athleticism and explosiveness will blow him away. His striking is lethal and he has the wrestling to toss him around and set up a submission. We can see a quick knockout but would not be surprised to see an upset.
Prediction: McKinney via KO/TKO - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Gonzalez to win