UFC Vegas 81 Preview: Terrance McKinney vs. Brendan Marotte Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 14)

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  • Terrance McKinney is going inside the Octagon for the fourth time in 2023.
  • “T Wrecks” was originally supposed to fight Chris Duncan but will face Brendan Marotte at UFC Vegas 81.
  • Both fighters are excellent finishers which is why we’re likely to see the McKinney vs. Marotte fight end quickly.

Terrance McKinney is fighting his fourth UFC fight of 2023 on Saturday, October 14. “T Wrecks” is locking horns with debutant Brendan Marotte at UFC Vegas 81. Originally, he was supposed to fight Chris Duncan, but the Scottish fighter had to pull out due to visa issues.

As a result, McKinney now has an even easier job on his hands. His UFC Vegas 81 odds are -500 at BetOnline, suggesting that he’s going to have an easy job in Vegas. In fact, it seems that it’s not the question of who’s going to win the McKinney vs. Marotte fight, but how will “T Wrecks” triumph – will he keep his finish rate at 100%?

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
  • Where: UFC Apex, Vegas, Nevada
  • How to Watch: ESPN+


Terrance McKinney
Brendan Marotte

Fight Preview

Terrance McKinney is an interesting character both inside and outside the Octagon. His fights are incredibly fun to watch mostly because he throws everything he has at his opponents. The result is that all 20 of his fights saw a finish. He finished 14 of his rivals, while six fighters did the same to him.

“T Wrecks” has six wins by knockout/technical knockout in his portfolio, along with eight wins by submission. In his most recent fight, he beat Mike Breeden by TKO after only 85 seconds in the Octagon. When it comes to his losses, four happened by KO/TKO and two by submission.

His UFC Vegas 81 opponent Brendan Marotte is another great finisher. He’s 8-1 in his professional MMA career with six of those eight wins happening inside the distance (5 by KO/TKO and 1 by submission).

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Marotte’s only loss happened by decision, but this time, we think it’s going to be by a finish. It’s just that “The Kid” has never fought such a dangerous opponent as McKinney.

McKinney vs. Marotte Prediction

McKinney’s UFC Vegas 81 odds are extremely short for a reason. He’s a much better fighter than Marotte, which is why anything but a quick win for “T Wrecks” would be a huge surprise. We think McKinney will finish Marotte, but by which method?

Given that Marotte is a fine striker, McKinney will probably want to take the fight to the ground. Once he takes him down, he should have no problems beating him by submission.

Free Pick:

Annie Adkins
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