Canadian featherweight Gavin Tucker will return at UFC 240, facing South Korean Seung Woo Choi.
For a moment there, it looked like Gavin Tucker was the next big thing in the UFC’s featherweight division. The east coast Canadian, born in Newfoundland, made his debut in February 2017, absolutely picking apart Sam Sicilia in an entertaining bout that had fans hyped up for what the Extreme Cage Combat featherweight champ might do in the UFC.
In his follow-up fight, however, he dropped a decision to Rick Glenn. That came at UFC 215, in September 2017. Tucker (10-1) hasn’t been heard from since.
The loss to Glenn was so one sided that many jumped on the ref for not waving off the fight, including UFC President Dana White. Multiple facial fractures led to time off. A bout with Andre Soukhamthath in 2018 also fell through, as Tucker pulled out due to injury.
At long last, however, Tucker is set to return at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta. There, he’ll take on South Korean Seung Woo Choi (7-2). Choi lost his UFC debut last time out, against Movsar Evloev, which snapped the two fight win streak he had compiled outside the promotion. A former Top Fighting Championship featherweight champ, Choi will look to turn things around in Canada.
UFC officials recently announced the pairing.
UFC 240 takes place July 27 at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Max Holloway defends his 145lb title against Frankie Edgar in the main event. Cris Cyborg, meanwhile, returns to take on rising star Felicia Spencer in the women’s featherweight co-main event.