A featherweight bout between two UFC contenders in Dan Ige vs Gavin Tucker has been added to the March 13 UFC Vegas 21 card. The bout was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Ige will be searching for a win following his loss to Calvin Kattar whilst Tucker steps in to replace Ryan Hall and looks to add to his impressive win streak.
Dan Ige vs Gavin Tucker Added to UFC Vegas 21
Dan Ige (14-2, 6-2 UFC) was on an impressive winning streak since his UFC 220 loss to Julio Arce but fell to a decision loss against Kattar at Fight Island in July 2020. Ige has a chance to bounce back from that loss and make his way up the featherweight rankings again.
Ige holds impressive wins over Edson Barboza and Mirsad Bektić and is currently ranked #9 in the featherweight division. A win over Tucker will help boost him on his quest of breaking into the top-5 of the division.
Gavin Tucker (12-1-0, 4-1 UFC) was initially rumored to be facing Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 190 but stepped up to take on Ige on short notice to replace the injured Hall. Tucker is on his way to adding another impressive win to his streak and make his way into the featherweight rankings.
Dan Ige vs Gavin Tucker is set to be an explosive bout with both fighters looking to impress on the night. Ige will look to cement his place as one of the best featherweights on the planet, whilst Tucker is looking to break into that division and put his name on notice.
UFC Vegas 21 is stacked and looks to be yet another great card, barring any further injuries or COVID-related issues. Dan Ige vs Gavin Tucker is scheduled to be on a card that will surely pull in great numbers on ESPN+. The full fight list is yet to be finalized but the expected fights are listed below:
- Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad
- Middleweight: Eryk Anders vs Darren Stewart
- Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell vs Philipe Lins
- Light Heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov vs Ryan Spann
- Featherweight: Dan Ige vs Gavin Tucker
- Bantamweight: Jonathan Martinez vs Davey Grant
- Welterweight: Jason Witt vs Matthew Semelsberger
- Strawweight: Gloria de Paula vs Jinh Yu Frey
- Flyweight: Tagir Ulanbekov vs Matheus Nicolau
- Featherweight: Steve Garcia vs Charles Jourdain
- Featherweight: Zubaira Tukhugov vs Ricardo Ramos
- Bantamweight: Rani Yahya vs Ray Rodriguez
- Lightweight: Don Madge vs Nasrat Haqparast
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