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Terrance McKinney

Lightweight Division

14-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Terrance McKinney

athlete record


Learn more about Terrance McKinney's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
United States
Trains at
Warrior Camp
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 12, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017
  • Has won seven of his last 10
  • 7-4 since DWCS appearance
  • Six wins by KO, eight by submission (6 RNC, armbar, heel hook)
  • 13 first round finishes
  • First loss to Tyron Henderson in July 2018 due to a leg injury
  • Lost 2019 bout to UFC vet Darrick Minner
  • Six wins in under a minute, with four knockouts coming in 17 seconds or less. Shortest win: seven seconds (twice)

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) McKinney stopped Mike Breeden via strikes at 1:25 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (7/15/23) McKinney was submitted by Nazim Sadkyhov via rear naked choke at 1:07 of the second round 

UFC 283 (1/21/23) McKinney was knocked out by Ismael Bonfim at 2:17 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (8/6/22) McKinney submitted Erick Gonzalez via rear naked choke at 2:17 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/12/22) McKinney was stopped by Drew Dober via strikes at 3:17 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) McKinney submitted Fares Ziam via rear naked choke at 2:11 of the first round

UFC 263 (6/12/21) McKinney knocked out Matt Frevola at :07 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode five (7/23/19) McKinney was knocked out by Sean Woodson at 1:49 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2016. I always wanted to fight after Michael Chiesa won The Ultimate Fighter, and he inspired me to do so as well.

Do you have any heroes? My hero is my mom, Kitara Johnson

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean the world to fight for the UFC and give my family a new life.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for 3.5 years, no degree. I wrestled at Notre Dame College

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked construction before I started fighting

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee