Tristan Connelly returns to face Pat Sabatini at UFC 261

Tristan Connelly will conclude his prolonged layoff at ethical panicked of 19 months at the UFC’s next PPV match.

Extra than one of us with files of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Combating that a matchup between Connelly and Pat Sabatini will score dwelling at UFC 261. The match takes dwelling April 24 at the sold out VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment in Jacksonville, Fla. MMA Junkie turn into first to document the booking.

Connelly (14-6) burst onto the UFC scene when he took on Michel Pereira on short quiz at UFC Vancouver in September 2019. “Boondock,” who competed up a weight class, earned a unanimous resolution elevate over Pereira—who overlooked weight by a pound—and took every items of the match’s Battle of the Night time bonus. The 35-twelve months-historic returns after present process neck surgery this past twelve months, as he published to MMA Combating, and turn into hoping to reach assist by April.

Sabatini (13-3) regained the Cage Fury FC featherweight gold in his most up-to-date fight, defeating Jesse Stirn by second-round armbar in December, re-shooting the title he’s held since 2017 but misplaced in early 2020 attributable to an arm harm. Sabatini is on a two-fight a success high-tail and turn into scheduled to construct his octagon debut at February’s UFC Vegas 19 match earlier than scheduled opponent Rafael Alves overlooked weight by nearly 12 kilos resulting within the elimination of the bout.

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