Jon Tuck Injured, Bout with Norman Parke Scratched from UFC on Fox 7


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

A late injury to Jon Tuck has forced the Ultimate Fighting Championship to cancel the Guamanian’s planned collision with “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes” winner Norman Parke at Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7.

A bantamweight showdown between T.J. Dillashaw and Hugo Viana will take the place of Tuck-Parke on the FX-broadcast undercard. The evening’s main card airs live on the Fox network and is headlined by a lightweight title clash between reigning champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce king Gilbert Melendez.

Tuck, 28, has never lost as a professional, though “Super Saiyan” did fall via unanimous decision to Al Iaquinta in “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 15 qualifying round. The lightweight made his official UFC debut this past November, outpointing Chinese talent Tiequan Zhang at UFC on Fuel TV 6.

A 19-fight pro, Parke has won his last seven bouts. The Northern Irish fighter introduced himself to UFC fans as a member of “The Smashes” and advanced to the show’s lightweight finals, defeating Englishman Collin Fletcher on Dec. 15 at UFC on FX 6 to claim the “TUF” crown. The 26-year-old owns 12 of his 17 career wins by submission and has never been knocked out in seven years of competition.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 7 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC lightweight Norman Parke, a self-admitted wild child as a young man, could have been a cautionary tale, if not for hearing countless tales like that in various establishments in Bushmills... more

  • 6 days ago
  • 27 views

This is the UFC Fight Night 46 live blog for Norman Parke vs. Naoyuki Kotani, a lightweight bout at Saturday's UFC event at the 02 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.Parke, who is 3-0-1 in his UFC career, will face Kotani, who is making his UFC return, on the main card.Check out the UFC Fight Night 46 live blog below. More Coverage: UFC Fight Night 46 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App Round 1:Round 2:Round 3: more

  • 6 days ago
  • 23 views

Sometimes intelligent defense betrays a fighter's want to simply get out of the fight. The lightweights kicked off the main card of today's (Sat., July 19, 2014) UFC Fight Night 46: "McGregor vs. Brandao" event at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, as Norman Parke, undefeated inside the Octagon, welcomed back Naoyuki Kotani, who came in having won his last 13 fights. The latter streak is over. Kotani's game plan was clear early. His punches weren't about doing damage so much as a setting him up for a ta more

  • 6 days ago
  • 46 views

DUBLIN – Irish lightweight Norman Parke could have let himself get too hyped for a fight on near home. Instead, he calmly and decisively dismantled Naoyuki Kotani.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 6 days ago
  • 44 views

Norman Parke lived up to his "Stormin'" nickname on Saturday night. The native of Bushmills, Northern Ireland, U.K. nearly finished Japan's Naoyuki Kotani late in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 46 bout at Dublin's O2 Arena. The Kanagawa native got out of the first round, but Parke got the job done in round two. A big flurry of punches on the ground spelled the difference, as refereee Mac Goddard waved off the fight at 3:41 of the second. After the fight, Parke, a former TUF: Smashed wi more

  • 5 days ago
  • 29 views

DUBLIN – Norman Parke lives just about an hour’s drive from Belfast in Northern Ireland, where the UFC held a single event seven years ago. Now he’d like it to return there.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 5 days ago
  • 45 views

UFC lightweight Norman Parke believes there is a possibility that the UFC will schedule a return trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, which he considers to be a great opportunity to headline an event. Following the UFC's successful return to Dublin, fighters are not only clamouring for another event in the near future, but are also requesting events in the Northern Ireland capital city, Belfast. UFC lightweight Norman Parke is one of those fighters, as he resides just an hour away from Belfast and more

  • 14 days ago
  • 71 views

"The Punk" gets punked ... yet again. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, will no longer throw hands opposite Michael Johnson at the upcoming UFC on FOX 12 event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014. That's because "The Menace" has been injured, according to MMA Junkie, and forced to withdraw from the event. To complicate matters, the promotion has roughly two weeks to find a replacement against a fighter more

  • 9 days ago
  • 27 views

DUBLIN -- Norman Parke talks about his UFC Fight Night 46 bout against Naoyuki Kotani, how he expects to be received by the Irish fans, a fight against Conor McGregor, welcoming Kotani back to the UFC, and more. more