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Tristan Connelly returns to face Pat Sabatini at UFC 261 – MMA Root

Tristan Connelly will complete his extended layoff in just 19 months at the next PPV UFC event.

Several people with knowledge of the promotion have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the match between Connelly and Pat Sabatini will take place at UFC 261. The event will take place on April 24 at the sold-out VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The first was an MMA addict. inform about booking.

Connelly (14-6) burst onto the UFC scene when he briefly faced Michel Pereira at the UFC in Vancouver in September 2019. The Boondock, who competed in the weight class, won by unanimous decision over Pereira, who was underweight. pound – and took both parts of the “Night Fight” bonus. The 35-year-old is returning from neck surgery last year, he told MMA Fighting, and hoped to be back by April.

Sabatini (13-3) reclaimed featherweight title Cage Fury in his last fight by defeating Jesse Stern in the second round in December, reclaiming the title he had held since 2017 but lost in early 2020 with an arm injury. … Sabatini has a two-fight winning streak and was scheduled to make his Octagon debut at February’s UFC Vegas 19 before planned challenger Rafael Alves lost nearly 12 pounds, resulting in the fight ending.

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