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TUCK TO FACE JAPAN LEGEND GOMI

Jon Tuck vs. Takanori Gomi

By Patrick Lujan

Despite dropping his last two UFC fights in split decision fashion, Guam’s Jon Tuck will be facing Japanese MMA legend Takanori Gomi on June 17th in UFC Singapore.

The announcement was made on channelnewsasia.com on Tuesday and confirmed by Tuck. The headliner will be heavyweight stalwart Andre Arlovski.

Tuck is 3-4 in his UFC career, 9-4 overall.

The 38-year-old Gomi is an 18-year fight veteran with an overall record of 35-12 (4-7 UFC). ‘The Fireball Kid’ is a long-time electrifying fighter who’s gone to battle with the likes of B.J. Penn, Nick and Nate Diaz, Kenny Florian and much more world-class fighters. He is currently on a three-fight losing streak – all three coming by first round knockouts at the hands of Myles Jury, Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller.

 

 

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Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.

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