31-Year-Old UFC Lightweight 10-1-0
September 11, 2017 Gavin Tucker News
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Tucker admitted Monday via his personal Facebook page that he sustained four broken bones in his face, MMAFighting.com reports.
The purpose of Tucker's post was to shift blame away from referee Kyle Cardinal, who did not stop the fight despite the fact that Tucker was enduring a savage beating. The brutality Tucker endured ultimately resulted in two fractured orbitals and a broken jaw, but the lightweight prospects remains in good spirits nonetheless. Saturday's matchup was a case of a veteran fighter bringing an up-and-comer down to earth, as Rick Glenn used his length to his advantage to maintain control and strike from a distance. Expect the 31-year-old Tucker to come back strong, though a lengthy medical suspension is likely forthcoming.
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Fantasy AnalysisTucker is too tough for his own good. Only an embarrassing effort from referee Kyle Cardinal allowed the fight to see the final bell. Tucker had no answer for the experience and grit of Glenn. The Canadian had a few brief surges of offense throughout the course of the fight but that was about it. Tucker was giving up a ton in both height and reach and he struggled to make up the difference. He also had very little energy throughout the course of the contest. A lot of that was probably the result of the crazy amount of damage Tucker had to absorb, but it's a bad look either way. It was the first professional loss for the 31-year-old.
Fantasy AnalysisThis fight was all one-way traffic for Tucker. He was able to stay on the outside, move and land at will. His movement reminded a lot of onlookers of former champion T.J. Dillashaw. Sicilia struggled to land anything at all. Tucker took this fight to him in all three rounds and deserved the win. With the victory, he improved his professional record to 10-0.