Gavin Tucker reacts to win in UFC 240
Jul 27, 2019; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Gavin Tucker (red gloves) defeats Seungwoo Choi (blue gloves) during UFC 240 at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

After his loss to Rick Glenn in UFC 215 nearly three years ago, featherweight contender Gavin Tucker has honed his skills in the Octagon in a big way.

Tucker took on Justin Jaynes in a prelim match during UFC Fight Night in Vegas Saturday afternoon. What followed was another brilliant performance from the 34-year-old Canadian. That included a rear-naked choke submission of Jaynes in Round 3.

Talk about violent.

This moves Tucker to 12-1 in his career and 3-1 in the UFC. It also represents the fourth time Tucker has submitted an opponent via the rear-naked choke.

It remains to be seen if this will create a bigger stage for Tucker moving forward. But a second consecutive win is nothing to sneeze at. That’s especially true given his win in UFC 240 last July.

Vincent Frank
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