Chris Duncan set to face Conor McGregor’s record-breaking knockout artist and wants to fight Paddy Pimblett at Anfield

Chris Duncan is less than a month away from the biggest fight of his career.

The Scottish MMA star has officially been booked to face exciting lightweight contender Terrance McKinney at UFC Vegas 81 on October 14.

Duncan’s UFC career is off to a strong start
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McKinney is certainly a step forward for the Scot

Duncan, who trains with American Top Team in Florida, is currently on a four-fight unbeaten streak after coming up short in his first appearance on the Dana White Contender Series in October 2021.

The 30-year-old was invited back to the show less than 12 months later and scored his second shot at glory by knocking out Charlie Campbell in one round.

Since then, he has scored wins over Omar Morales and Yanal Ashmouz to improve his record to 11-1 and establish himself as a favorite among British MMA fans – now he is ready for the biggest fight of his life.

In June 2021, McKinney burst onto the scene with a seven-second knockout victory over Matt Frevola to set a UFC lightweight record for fastest finish.

To put things in context, that’s faster than Conor McGregor’s finish of Jose Aldo in 2015 and just two seconds behind Jorge Masvidal’s record-breaking knockout of Ben Askren in 2019.

“T Wrecks” previously intrigued MMA fans by revealing that his heart stopped twice in 2014 during an altercation with police after taking magic mushrooms and acid.

The 29-year-old rode a five-fight winning streak, including stoppages in his first two UFC fights, but his popularity took a hit as he lost three of his next four fights.

In August, McKinney got his career back on track with an 85-second knockout of Mike Breeden and is aiming for a repeat performance when he faces Duncan at UFC APEX next month.

Duncan trains with Miami’s best
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McKinney had a sensational UFC debut but has struggled to find form of late

Ultimately, he hopes beating one British fighter will result in a fight with another, as he has repeatedly called Paddy Pimblett.

McKinney even expressed his willingness to face ‘The Baddy’ at Anfield – the home of Pimblett’s beloved Liverpool Football Club.

But first, he’ll have to end Duncan’s winning streak next month.

Full UFC Vegas 81 fight card

  • Edson Barboza vs. Sodiq Yusuff
  • Irina Alekseeva vs. Melissa Dixon
  • Emily Ducote vs. Ashley Yoder
  • Jonathan Martinez vs. Adrian Yanez
  • David Dvorak vs. Tatsuro Taira
  • Viviane Araujo vs. Jennifer Maia
  • Heili Alateng vs. Rani Yahya
  • Marc-André Barriault v. Michael Pereira
  • Christian Rodriguez vs. Cameron Saaiman
  • TJ Brown vs. Darren Elkins
  • Chris Duncan vs. Terrance McKinney


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