Tristan Connelly returns to face Pat Sabatini at UFC 261

Tristan Connelly will conclude his extended layoff at moral panicked of 19 months on the UFC’s subsequent PPV match.

Additional than one in every of us with recordsdata of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Combating {that a} matchup between Connelly and Pat Sabatini will rating dwelling at UFC 261. The match takes dwelling April 24 on the offered out VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment in Jacksonville, Fla. MMA Junkie flip into first to doc the reserving.

Connelly (14-6) burst onto the UFC scene when he took on Michel Pereira on brief quiz at UFC Vancouver in September 2019. “Boondock,” who competed up a weight class, earned a unanimous decision elevate over Pereira—who neglected weight by a pound—and took each gadgets of the match’s Battle of the Night time time bonus. The 35-twelve months-historic returns after current course of neck surgical procedure this previous twelve months, as he printed to MMA Combating, and switch into hoping to achieve help by April.

Sabatini (13-3) regained the Cage Fury FC featherweight gold in his most modern combat, defeating Jesse Stirn by second-round armbar in December, re-shooting the title he’s held since 2017 however misplaced in early 2020 attributable to an arm hurt. Sabatini is on a two-fight successful high-tail and switch into scheduled to assemble his octagon debut at February’s UFC Vegas 19 match sooner than scheduled opponent Rafael Alves neglected weight by practically 12 kilos ensuing inside the elimination of the bout.

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