Pat Sabatini goes to want to maintain these Tuckers straight.
Sabatini (15-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was set to tackle Gavin Tucker (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) subsequent month at UFC Fight Night 198. But Tucker is out, and a struggle for Sabatini in opposition to Tucker Lutz (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) now’s within the works, an individual with information of the brand new matchup advised MMA Junkie. The individual requested anonymity as a result of the UFC has not but made a proper announcement.
Lutz was scheduled to struggle Lando Vannata (12-5-2 MMA, 4-5-2 UFC) per week earlier at UFC Fight Night 197. His shift to the Sabatini struggle leaves Vannata with out an opponent. It isn’t but identified if Vannata will stay on the cardboard in opposition to a brand new opponent or will struggle at a later date.
UFC Fight Night 197 takes place Nov. 13 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. UFC Fight Night 198 takes place on the identical venue per week afterward Nov. 20. Both playing cards will stream on ESPN+.
Lutz dropped his professional debut in 2015, however is on a 12-fight successful streak since then. After a pair of wins on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020, he made his promotional debut in May and took a unanimous choice in opposition to Kevin Aguilar at UFC 262.
Sabatini has gained 4 straight fights. After he gained the CFFC featherweight title in December 2020, he signed with the UFC. He gained his promotional debut in April with a choice over Tristan Connelly. In August, he submitted Jamall Emmers within the first spherical.
With the change, the UFC Fight Night 198 lineup now consists of:
- Miesha Tate vs. Ketlen Vieira
- Augusto Sakai vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Sean Brady vs. Michael Chiesa
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Taila Santos
- Cody Durden vs. Aori Qileng
- Cheyanne Buys vs. Loma Lookboonmee
- Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam
- Rafa Garcia vs. Natan Levy
- Tucker Lutz vs. Pat Sabatini
- Azamat Murzakanov vs. Marcin Prachnio
- Denys Bondar vs. Malcolm Gordon
- Davey Grant vs. Adrian Yanez
- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. Sean Soriano
The UFC Fight Night 197 lineup consists of:
- Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez
- Da Un Jung vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
- Cynthia Calvillo vs. Andrea Lee
- Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell
- Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Lando Vannata vs. TBA
- Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer
- Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson
- Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong
- Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises
- Kyle Daukaus vs. Kevin Holland