An entertaining featherweight match-up will go down in November.
MMA Junkie was first to report the news that Gavin Tucker will fight Pat Sabatini on November 20 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. Sabatini would confirm the booking on his Instagram story.
Tucker (13-2) suffered his second professional loss in his last outing. In March at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad, he was knocked unconscious by Dan Ige in 22 seconds. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak which included wins over Billy Quaratillo, Justin Jaynes, and Seung Woo Choi.
It took years of grinding on the regional scene, but Sabatini (15-3) has made the most of his UFC run so far. In his UFC debut at UFC 261, he snapped Tristian Connelly’s win streak by defeating him via unanimous decision. Most recently, it took him less than two minutes to submit Jamall Emmers. Sabatini is riding a four-fight win streak.
No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been announced for the November 20 event, but UFC President Dana White said that all Fight Nights will be staying at the Apex in Las Vegas, NV.
So far, the November 20 card looks like this.
- Cody Durden vs. Aoriqileng
- Alexa Grasso vs. Joanne
- Cheyanne Buys vs. Loma Lookboonmee
- Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam
- Michael Chiesa vs. Sean Brady
- Rafa Garcia vs. Natan Levy
- Marcin Prachnio vs. Azamat Murzakanov
- Davey Grant vs. Adrian Yanez
- Gavin Tucker vs. Pat Sabatini