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Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes added to UFC event on Aug. 8

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After a highlight reel worthy octagon debut, Justin Jaynes is making a quick turnaround in a different weight class.

Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed that Gavin Tucker will face Jaynes in a featherweight bout at the UFC’s event on Aug. 8 following an Instagram post from Jaynes earlier this week.

The card is scheduled to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Tucker will make his fourth promotional appearance and looks to keep up his activity following a near two-year layoff. After suffering his first loss at UFC 215 in September 2017 to Rick Glenn, “Guv’nor” returned to action following an injury at UFC 240 in July 2019 to pick up a third-round submission win over Seung Woo Choi. The Canadian fighter was scheduled to face Billy Quarantillo in April before the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Jaynes made his octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 11 this past month on less than a week’s notice against Frank Camacho. “Guitar Hero” made the most of his opportunity with a 41-second knockout to earn a “Performance of the Night” bonus, and his fifth consecutive opening round finish.

The UFC’s Aug. 8 event will be headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik.

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