Islam Makhachev vs Bobby Green will take place later today in the main event of UFC Vegas 49. The outcome of this fight will most likely determine the next challenger for the lightweight championship. With such high stakes, fans will surely tune in to see who emerges victorious.
Aside from the marquee contest, there are other notable matchups in the card as well. Misha Cirkunov will have his second middleweight fight in a row against Wellington Turman. While Arman Tsarukyan will look to build his UFC resume against Joel Alvarez.
Que du love pour ce face-à-face@ZiamFares affrontera @twrecks155 dans les prelims de l’#UFCVegas49 pic.twitter.com/rFTsNIl2z8
— UFC France (@UFCFRA) February 25, 2022
The prelims of this event also feature a lot of exciting young talents who may end up being the next big thing in MMA. One such young man is Terrance McKinney. He recently got a lot of press for his comments on the Joe Rogan controversy.
UFC Vegas 49 Prelims: Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam – Stats
|Stats||Terrance McKinney||Fares Ziam|
|Height||1.78 m||1.85 m|
|Reach||186.7 cm||190.5 cm|
UFC Vegas 49 Prelims: Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam – Fight Breakdown
Terrance McKinney made his UFC debut last year in the undercard of Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2. What a debut it was! He knocked out Matt Frevola within 7 seconds of the first round. To date, it is still one of the fastest knockouts ever recorded in UFC history.
His opponent later today, Fares Ziam is also a very talented fighter himself. Fares made his debut in 2019 at UFC 242. He has not been very active lately. Ziam has only fought once since 2019. But he has won his last two fights against Jamie Mullarkey and Luigi Vendramini.
Fares has 4 wins each via decision, KO/TKO and submission. It just goes to show the well-rounded nature of his fighting style. However, McKinney has 6 wins via submissions and 5 via KO/TKO. Hence, it will not be easy to predict who may have an advantage. But, Ziam has won both of his last two fights via decision and his inactivity may catch up to him. Terrance is riding the momentum of a highlight reel KO in his last fight. As a result, ‘T.Wrecks’ may have a mental edge over his opponent.