The UFC has added to the list of Asian MMA talent the promotion has been acquiring of late with the recent signing of Jon Tuck. Fighting out of Guam, the undefeated lightweight makes his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs. Le, where he will face off with Tiequan Zhang.
Tuck (6-0) has been sterling in his MMA career, ending every single one of his bouts within the first round. The “Super Saiyan” also holds the distinction of being one of only two men to defeat ONE FC superstar Eduard Folayang, who he knocked out with one massive overhand right in just eight seconds. Tuck most recently competed in The Ultimate Fighter: Live, losing a hotly contested decision to eventual finalist Al Iaquinta in the preliminaries.
Zhang (15-3), whose back is against the wall, is looking to rebound from back-to-back losses to Issei Tamura and Darren Elkins. “The Mongolian Wolf” was undefeated before his Zuffa tenure. The China Top Team product holds submission victories over Pablo Garza and Jason Reinhardt during his stay under the company’s banner.