Gavin Tucker

Guv'nor

Canada

Out of UFC Fight Night 198
FeatherweightUFC
October 24, 2021
Tucker is no longer expected to take on Pat Sabatini at UFC Fight Night 198 on Nov. 20, MMAJunkie.USAToday.com reports.
ANALYSIS
There is no word on why Tucker has been dropped from this fight or when he will be rescheduled for a new one. He is looking to bounce back after being knocked out by Dan Ige in just 22 seconds in his most recent fight.
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Looking to bounce back in November
FeatherweightUFC
September 23, 2021
Tucker will face Pat Sabatini in a featherweight bout at the UFC event Nov. 20, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Tucker will be looking to get back on track following being knocked out by Dan Ige in just 22 seconds. He had won three straight bouts prior to that, however. Sabatini has won his last four fights.
Destroyed by Dan Ige in 22 seconds
FeatherweightUFC
March 13, 2021
Tucker lost to Dan Ige via KO (punch) at 0:22 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Tucker was betrayed by his chin in what was the biggest fight of his professional career up to this point. The 34-year-old Canadian entered on an impressive three-fight winning streak, but one right hand straight down the pipe from Ige put an end to that in an instant. It's a particularly disappointing result considering Tucker had never been knocked out prior to Saturday. It's going to be extremely difficult for Tucker to string together enough victories to earn another bout as meaningful as this one at some point in the future.
Scheduled for March fight
FeatherweightUFC
February 22, 2021
Tucker will fight Dan Ige on in a 145-pound bout March 13, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Tucker replaced Ryan Hall, who withdrew from this fight earlier in February. The 34-year-old has won three straight fights, defeating Seungwoo Choi and Justin Jaynes via submission and Billy Quarantillo via unanimous decision. Meanwhile, Ige's six-fight win streak ended in July with a loss via unanimous decision to Calvin Kattar. Prior to taking the March 13 fight on short notice, Tucker had been scheduled to face Cub Swanson in the UFC's May 1 event, but that matchup has since been called off, according to Alexander K. Lee and Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com.
Facing Cub Swanson
FeatherweightUFC
February 4, 2021
Tucker will meet Cub Swanson in a featherweight bout on May 1, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The matchup features a pair of experienced fighters in the 34-year-old Tucker and the 37-year-old Swanson. Both are riding winning streaks, with Tucker winning three straight matches and Swanson winning two. Tucker earned third-round submission victories against both Seung Woo Choi and Justin Jaynes before beating Billy Quarantillo by unanimous decision in his latest fight.
Win streak at three
FeatherweightUFC
December 12, 2020
Tucker defeated Billy Quarantillo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 256 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Tucker has turned into a complete all-around fighter and this was perhaps his best effort yet. Giving up four inches in both the height and reach department to Quarantillo, Tucker made a concerted effort to fight in tight and string together combinations. He was able to keep his opponent off balance in addition to landing a handful of takedown attempts. Tucker is surprisingly athletic and mobile for such a muscular guy, and he seems to be legitimately improving each time out. The Canadian has won three in a row.