A quick jab and cross from McKinney sent Matt Frevola to the canvas, and follow up hammerfists forced referee intervention at the 0:07 mark of the opening frame, which marked the fastest finish in UFC lightweight history and the fourth-fastest overall.
It was a heady triumph for the UFC newcomer, who fought just eight days prior in the LFA before accepting a short-notice fight when Frevola’s original opponent, Frank Camacho, was forced to withdraw from the event when he was involved in a car accident. That made the McKinney’s next move all the more unfortunate.
Hoisting himself on the cage, McKinney pushed off and landed wrong on his knee. The impact’s effect was immediate, as he took the weight off of it by sinking to the canvas on his good knee.
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McKinney later downplayed the injury in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, saying he just needed to stretch it. Hopefully, that prognosis was accurate.
Still, it was McKinney’s fourth straight win and starts him off in the win column in the UFC, while Frevola drops his second straight fight.