Gavin Tucker to Face Billy Quarantillo at UFC Lincoln

Gavin Tucker, UFC 240
Gavin Tucker, UFC 240 Ceremonial Weigh-In Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

The UFC Lincoln card is quickly filling up, but it has found room for Canada’s Gavin Tucker. The east coast featherweight is set to take on Billy Quarantillo at the event. MMA Junkie was first to report news of the booking.

Quarantillo later confirmed the match-up, adding his thoughts on the pairing. “Gavin is a bad mother tucker. If I make any mistakes he can end it quick. On the other side, if you have seen me fight, you know what I’m capable of.”

Winning his way into the UFC via Dana White’s Contender Series, Quarantillo (13-2) won his promotional debut last year at UFC DC, submitting Jacob Kilburn.

Tucker (11-1) will enter UFC Lincoln, meanwhile, off a win last July against South Korean Seung Woo Choi.

The UFC’s return to Lincoln, Nebraska goes down April 25, 2020 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. A light heavyweight battle between Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira is expected to headline the card. Currently, the following rights have been announced/reported:

Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira
Shamil Gamzatov vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Matt Frevola vs. Roosevelt Roberts
Peter Barrett vs. Danny Henry
Evan Dunham vs. Michael Johnson
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Mackenzie Dern
Zak Cummings vs. Andrew Sanchez
Raphael Pessoa vs. Alexander Romanov
Anthony Rocco Martin vs. David Zawada
Christos Giagos vs. Alan Patrick
Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo