Connect with us

GSPN

TUCK WEIGHS IN FOR UFC MACAO

[sixcol_five_last]

By Patrick Lujan

MACAU – Jon Tuck made it over the last big hurdle prior to making his UFC debut, weighing in at the 155-lb. limit for his lightweight bout Friday at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian in Macau.

“Easiest cut so far in my career. Now time to make it official!,” Tuck said right before the weigh-ins.

His official weight was 156-lbs but he was wearing a three-pound sinahi.

Tuck has been at a steady 165-lbs. throughout his training in recent months, making the 10-lb. drop fairly easy.

He awoke at 164-lbs., cut five pounds by lunch time and sweated out the remaining four pounds in the afternoon.

It’s now time to eat pasta at a Venetian pasta spot

, get rest and bang away Saturday night in UFC Macao against the much shorter hometown fighter Tiequan Zhang, who also weighed in at 155-lbs.

“We haven’t seen him fight but we hear a lot of good things about him,” one of the UFC press officials said about Tuck.

The main event features former UFC middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin going up against popular Asian fighter Cung Le as well as other Asian MMA stars such as Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim going up against Paulo Thiago and Japan’s Takanori Gomi facing Mac Danzig.

PXC welterweight champion Hyun Gyu Lim will not fight on the card due to a serious illness today.

 

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

http://www.akguam.com/ou/tamuning-scion/

Jon Tuck goes over his last workout on Wednesday with trainer Jeff Clark in The Venetian gym. (photo by Lloyd Cubacub)

Jon Tuck wraps up his final workout in Macau with mentor Marcos Oliveira and trainer Jeff Clark. (photo by Lloyd Cubacub)

Jon Tuck sheds his final pounds the afternoon of weigh-ins on the treadmill. (photo by Lloyd Cubacub)

Putting in a workout while Jon Tuck burns off weight is non other than UFC announcer Bruce Buffer. (photo by Lloyd Cubacub)

Jon Tuck ponders after making his last stretch to make weight. (photo by Lloyd Cubacub)

Jon Tuck sports the sinahi made by Greg Pangelinan during the weigh-ins of UFC Macao. (photo by Lloyd Cubacub)

Jon Tuck and Tiequan Zhang shake hands after both fighters make weight for their lightweight matchup. (photo by Lloyd Cubacub)

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=55, 16, 22 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

[fbshare url=” http://www.gspnlive.com/mmawrestling/tuck-weighs-in-for-ufc-macao/” type=”button”][fblike url=” http://www.gspnlive.com/mmawrestling/tuck-weighs-in-for-ufc-macao/” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

July

August 2020

September
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for August

1st

No Events
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for August

2nd

No Events
Events for August

3rd

No Events
Events for August

4th

No Events
Events for August

5th

No Events
Events for August

6th

No Events
Events for August

7th

No Events
Events for August

8th

No Events
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for August

9th

No Events
Events for August

10th

No Events
Events for August

11th

No Events
Events for August

12th

No Events
Events for August

13th

No Events
Events for August

14th

No Events
Events for August

15th

No Events
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for August

16th

No Events
Events for August

17th

No Events
Events for August

18th

No Events
Events for August

19th

No Events
Events for August

20th

No Events
Events for August

21st

No Events
Events for August

22nd

No Events
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for August

23rd

No Events
Events for August

24th

No Events
Events for August

25th

No Events
Events for August

26th

No Events
Events for August

27th

No Events
Events for August

28th

No Events
Events for August

29th

No Events
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for August

30th

No Events
Events for August

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

Ballers Franchesca & Kaiden

Polls

Would you like to see the first ever 2020 Fantasy Baseball Drafted teams compete against each other?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Sports legend Joe Taitano used to run to school at JFK from his Yigo home and back. He continued this routine up to 1979 when he’d run from home to GW gym and back to practice for the South Pacific Games with the national basketball team. Guam went on to win its second straight SPG gold medal.

 

 

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Baby Vera: Congratulations to Brandon and Jessica Vera on the birth of their son Atreyu Timothy right here on Guam.

More in GSPN