Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam UFC fight info, date and time
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam is set to go down at UFC Vegas 49: Dariush vs. Makhachev at 5:30pm EST on Saturday 26th February 2022 in a 155lbs matchup.
Terrance McKinney couldn’t have dreamed up a better debut after steamrolling through Matt Frevola in just 7 seconds. This win remains McKinney’s only fight in the UFC to date.
Fares Ziam bounced back from a disappointing debut defeat with two consecutive decision victories over Jamie Mullarkey and Luigi Vendramini.
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam betting odds
Fares Ziam opens with betting odds of -130, making him the slight favorite.
Terrance McKinney is the betting underdog with opening odds of +120.
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam was reported on December 5th, 2021.
This bout was rebooked after an earlier matchup in November fell through due to one of McKinney’s cornermen testing positive for COVID.
The fight fell through mere hours before the event, after both fighters had weighed-in successfully.
Terrance McKinney showed what the hype was all about in his UFC debut at UFC 263. McKinney knocked out Matt Frevola in just 7 seconds, the joint second-fastest TKO finish in UFC history.
McKinney has now won four fights on the bounce, with his last defeat coming in October 2019 against Darrick Minner.
Fares Ziam defeated Luigi Vendramini in his last Octagon appearance by majority decision. His busy striking work in Rounds 1 and 2 won him the fight after surviving a late blitz from Vendramini in the final round.
Prior to this fight, Ziam beat Jamie Mullarkey by unanimous decision in October 2020. The decision was controversial, with 15 out of 17 major media outlet picks believing Mullarkey had won the fight.
How they match up
Fares Ziam will be the taller fighter at 6”0, while Terrance McKinney is 5”10.
McKinney has a 100% finishing rate over his MMA career, while Ziam has finished 75% of his wins.
Ziam is the younger fighter at 24 years old, while McKinney is 27. Both men have a similar level of pro MMA experience with 15 and 14 fights respectively.
Reasons to watch
This 155lbs matchup is one of the most exciting fights to be made between two of the division’s up-and-coming prospects.
Terrance McKinney showed his devastating speed and power over his brief but memorable UFC debut.
Ziam is a seasoned striker despite his young age and also poses a danger with submissions.
Both of these fighters look to have bright futures in the Lightweight Division. Three wins in a row for Fares Ziam would bring a big name opponent next.
McKinney is looking to build on his spectacular UFC debut and string together a run of wins in the promotion.
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam predictions
The bookies’ predictions see Fares Ziam as the slight favorite going into this one. He opens with betting odds of -130.
Betting predictions don’t always ring true, as +175 underdog McKinney showed in his fight against Matt Frevola.
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam picks
Terrance McKinney spoke with the AllStar and picks a KO finish against Ziam:
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Former UFC fighter and analyst Dan Hardy made the following pick:
“Terrance McKinney is super quick and powerful. Ziam is going to have a problem.”
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Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam tale of the tape
- 3 year age gap: Ziam is the younger fighter at 24 years old.
- Ziam has a slight 1 inch reach advantage.
- Ziam has 1 more professional MMA fights than McKinney.
Both fighters have a record of 0-0 against the common opposition.
Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam fighter profile and recent form
Fares Ziam is a 24 year old male fighter from France with 12 pro wins and 3 losses. See Fares Ziam’s full MMA record.
Fares Ziam has a 75% finish rate, including 4 by knockout, 5 by submission, 3 by decision.
Fares Ziam is currently riding a 2 fight win streak.
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Terrance “T.Wrecks” McKinney fighter profile and recent form
Terrance McKinney is a 27 year old male fighter from United States with 11 pro wins and 3 losses. See Terrance McKinney’s full MMA record.
Terrance McKinney has a 100% finish rate, including 5 by knockout, 6 by submission.
Terrance McKinney is currently riding a 4 fight win streak.
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam is set to go down at UFC Vegas 49 – Dariush vs. Makhachev. The fight is expected to start at around 5:30pm EST on Saturday 26th February 2022.
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