With Ryan Hall out, Gavin Tucker steps in to fight Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night 187

Dan Ige needed a new opponent and now he has one.

With Ryan Hall out of their previously scheduled matchup, Ige (14-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will square off with Gavin Tucker at UFC Fight Night 187 on March 13. The event takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

A person with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Monday after an initial report by ESPN. The person asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Ige, 29, looks to rebound following a July unanimous decision loss to Calvin Kattar in the UFC on ESPN 13 main event. Prior to that defeat, Ige racked up six-straight victories including wins over Edson Barboza and Mirsad Bektic.

Tucker (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) enters UFC Fight Night 187 riding a three-fight winning streak. Following victories over Seung Woo Choi and Justin Jaynes, Tucker won a unanimous decision over Billy Quarantillo at UFC 256 in December.

With the addition, the UFC’s March 13 lineup includes:

  • Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
  • Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
  • Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Don Madge
  • Steve Garcia vs. Charles Jourdain
  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
  • Ray Rodriguez vs. Rani Yahya
  • Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Matheus Nicolau vs. Tagir Ulanbekov

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/02/ryan-hall-out-gavin-tucker-vs-dan-ige-ufc-fight-night-187-booking-matchup-mma

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