A featherweight fight is the latest addition to the UFC’s upcoming schedule.
As part of the promotion’s Nov. 20 event, former CFFC champion Pat Sabatini will seek his third UFC victory when he battles Canadian standout Gavin Tucker. The event is scheduled to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Two people with knowledge of the matchup informed MMA Junkie of the booking Thursday but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Sabatini (15-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has gone 4-0 since he suffered a gruesome arm injury mid-fight in February 2020. Three of his four fights since then have ended inside the distance including his most recent win, a heel hook submission of Jamall Emmers in August.
Tucker (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will look to rebound from a quick, 22-second knockout loss to Dan Ige that occurred on March 13. Prior to that defeat, Tucker won three straight fights over Billy Quarantillo, Justin Jaynes, and Seung Woo Choi.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup includes:
Joanne Calderwood vs. Alexa Grasso
Sean Brady vs. Michael Chiesa
Davey Grant vs. Adrian Yanez
Cody Durden vs. Aori Qileng
Cheyanne Buys vs. Loma Lookboonmee
Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam
Rafa Garcia vs. Natan Levy
Azamat Murzakanov vs. Marcin Prachnio
Pat Sabatini vs. Gavin Tucker
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