UFC hits Chinese soil soon, in the special administrative region of Macau; a place that pulls in more money in six months than Las Vegas does in a year.
Vegas of Asia? Please. Las Vegas is the Macau (Jr.) of the West.
There was great speculation about who the UFC could match against each other on Chinese soil – the obvious names thrown out there being China Top Team’s Tiequan Zhang, and high profile Japanese and Vietnamese fighters such as Kid Yamamoto, Takanori Gomi and Cung Le. The latest addition to the Macau card though, is set to face “Mongolian Wolf” Zhang himself, and it will be Pacific X-treme Combat’s own Jon Tuck, from Guam.
Tuck recently had to pull out of a lightweight title fight against Harris Sarmiento at PXC 33 with an injury, to be replaced by Seung Hwa Hang. The Guam native is on an unbeaten six fight winning streak in PXC since 2009, and much like fellow PXC fighters Mark Striegl and JJ Ambrose (also of Bellator) has a good reputation in Asian MMA.
Tuck’s best victory came over One FC competitor Eduard Folayang, who may compete for a One FC title very soon. Tuck destroyed Folayang, whom he knocked out in less than ten seconds. He is most definitely a prospect on the Asian scene, and I look forwards to seeing how he fares against “The Mongolian Wolf” on Macau soil in the Ultimate Fighting Championships’ octagon.
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