Marcus McGhee demonstrated his tenacity and skill by replacing Brian Kelleher on a mere three days’ notice at this weekend’s UFC Vegas 72. He faced Journey Newson in a 140-pound catchweight bout at the UFC APEX, located in the heart of Las Vegas. Despite only having seven professional bouts, McGhee entered the octagon with a veteran’s attitude and came out victorious.
During the second round, he landed a powerful left hand that sent his opponent to the mat. With lightning-fast reflexes, he seized the opportunity and took Newson’s back. McGhee’s incredible athleticism and in-depth knowledge of submission holds allowed him to quickly sink in the rear-naked choke, resulting in a decisive win. This was a remarkable display of skill by the young fighter, who has previously won all of his bouts by knockout.
Witnessing the victory was a truly exciting experience. The win has earned Marcus McGhee a remarkable record of 7-1 in MMA, proving that he is a formidable opponent in the ring. Meanwhile, Newson’s record has suffered, dropping to 1-4 with one no-contest under the UFC banner.