Terrance McKinney defeated Erick Gonzalez at UFC on ESPN 40 in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The lightweight fight opened UFC Apex and didn’t last long. McKinney (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) submitted Gonzalez (14-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at 2:17 of Round 1.
McKinney sank his arm under Gonzalez’s chin as he hand-fought. Two combatants leaned but didn’t fall. Chris Tognoni stopped the tap.
McKinney called out emerging talent Paddy Pimblett, who just beat Jordan Leavitt on July 23.
“Paddy ‘The Baddy’, where you at?” McKinney said. “Let’s get it.”
McKinney’s victory streak is intact. His lone defeat was a TKO against Drew Dober in March. Gonzalez loses his second UFC fight inside the distance.