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Terrance McKinney fails to live up to his hype against Nazim Sadykhov

Terrance McKinney was in total command for one round and then tapped out in defeat the next.


The Spokane native ended up in a vulnerable position after a scramble on the mat, and Nazim Sadykhov applied a rear-naked choke to score a second-round win over McKinney in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night at UFC Apex on Saturday night.


McKinney (13-6) attempted a takedown about 30 seconds into the second round, but Sadykhov (9-1) gained the leverage and forced McKinney onto his stomach. McKinney’s left arm got trapped behind his back in the exchange, and Sadykhov slipped an arm under McKinney’s exposed chin to force a quick tap out at 1:07 of the second round.


The loss is McKinney’s third in four matches dating back to March 2022.


In the first minute of the opening round, McKinney delivered two knees in a clinch before tripping Sadykhov to gain control on the ground.


McKinney took Sadykhov’s back and applied a body triangle, and he maintained control for the next three minutes before Sadykhov finally escaped before the end of the round.

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