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Terrance McKinney embracing all finishing scenarios at UFC on ESPN 40: 'I'm trying to be like Charles Oliveira out there'

'T.Wrecks' learned from recent loss and aiming for spectacular win over Erick Gonzalez at Saturday's event in Las Vegas.

With his past seven fights all ending in the opening round, Terrance McKinney knows a thing or two about putting on spectacular performances.

Of course, his last one wasn't exactly the kind of contest he wants to have too often, hurting Drew Dober early but then allowing him to get back to his feet and deliver a crushing knee before finishing off the wild contest in just over three minutes.

McKinney (12-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) returns to action at Saturday's UFC on ESPN 40 event in Las Vegas, where he takes on fellow lightweight Erick Gonzalez (14-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC). 

With the frustration of that recent setback still fresh in his mind, McKinney said he's not looking to get into any crazy brawls this weekend and instead plans on channeling the skills of uncrowned UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, whose incredible submission skills have proven a tantalizing match to an increasingly aggressive striking game, as well.

"I want 'Performance of the Night,'" McKinney said. "I'm looking for a devastating KO, or if I drop them, I'm going to make sure I'm looking for submission. I'm trying to be like Charles Oliveira out there. If I rock them, switch it up – not just looking for the knockout – because I watched the fight back when I fought Drew Dober, and like as soon as he shot in, I could have really choked him after I dropped him, but I wanted the KO. I'm making sure I'm looking for both sides of the – submission or knockout."

Check out the full interview in the video above.