Terrance McKinney is looking to get back on track after the first setback of his UFC career.
The 27-year-old lightweight prospect is set to face Erick Gonzalez at a UFC Fight Night event on August 6. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck confirmed the news Thursday following an initial report by MMA Junkie.
McKinney (12-4) snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in his most recent UFC appearance, suffering a first-round TKO loss to Drew Dober after hurting Dober early in the bout. The loss snapped a five-fight win streak for McKinney that saw him kick off his UFC career with a seven-second knockout of Matt Frevola — the fastest finish in UFC lightweight history — as well as a first-round submission of Fares Ziam.
Gonzalez (14-6) is searching for his first UFC win after suffering a second-round knockout loss at the hands of Jim Miller in his promotional debut this past October. “The Ghost Pepper” won the fourth consecutive bouts prior to signing with the UFC, including a one-night tournament for Combate.
A location and venue has yet to be determined for the UFC’s August 6 event, which is expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill.