Gavin Tucker Returns Against Jack Jenkins at UFC 305

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Gavin Tucker, UFC 240 Official Weigh-in Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Canada’s Gavin Tucker will look to shake off a two-fight skid when he competes for the first time in just over a year against Jack Jenkins at UFC 305 in August.

Tucker (13-3) will be in hostile territory for the fight, with Jenkins (12-3) fighting at home in his native Australia. UFC 305 takes place on August 17, 2024 at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Promotion officials recently announced the featherweight match-up.

Hailing from St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Tucker burst on the scene in the UFC in 2017 and was lauded for his exciting style early on, posting a 4-1 record. Layoffs and injuries took their toll, however, with Tucker missing all of 2018 and all of 2022. Most recently, “The Guv’Nor” was submitted by Diego Lopes in August of 2023.

Jenkins, a 2022 Contender Series winner, was victorious in his first two outings under the UFC banner, but ran into trouble against Chepe Mariscal last September, forced to tap due to an arm injury. He has not competed since.

UFC 305 is set to be headlined by middleweight champ Dricus Du Plessis defending his title against ex-champ Israel Adesanya; the following match-ups have been reported for the card thus far:

  • Dricus Du Plessis (c) vs. Israel Adesanya – for the UFC middleweight championship
  • Kai Kara-France vs. Steve Erceg
  • Tai Tuivasa vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Tom Nolan vs. Alex Reyes
  • Casey O’Neill vs. Tereza Bleda
  • Junior Tafa vs. Valter Walker
  • Joshua Culibao vs. Ricardo Ramos
  • Jack Jenkins vs. Gavin Tucker