It’s been a while since the last time we saw Tristan Connelly fight on the UFC Ring. Plus the global pandemic which forces every industry to hold their activities for quite a long time. Also unfortunate For Connelly he had to undergo neck surgery which required him to take a break for months. Now for the first time after his recovery, a fight has been booked for Connelly. After MMA, this is his second fight in the UFC ring after his debut back then in 2019. This time Connelly will fight against Pat Sabatini on April 24 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
His first UFC debut was a sensational match. Connelly who had just entered UFC had to fight the famous Michael Perreira. As a name which was unknown in the UFC ring, of course he had to be the underdog at that moment. However, he fought against the odds and gave Perreira his going-to-be unforgettable UFC Loss. Connelly showed a good fight with solid fundamentals which results in his win against an unfavorable situation. Of course since his excellent fight against Perreira, people would want to see Connelly showing another spectacular performance in the UFC arena.
As for Sabatini, he is a fighter with a quite formidable MMA record at 13wins and 3 losses. His fight against Connelly came as a short notice after the scheduled fight was cancelled. Originally, Sabatini was scheduled to fight Rafael Alves at UFC Fight Night 185. It was going nicely until Alves didn’t meet the weight limit by 11,5 pounds. Sabatini himself was a CFFC champion which starts his UFC debut on a winning streak of 2 fights. In February 2020 he sustained an arm injury which caused him to lose his fight in the last six matchups. In this UFC 261, once again we will see the fight between a former champion and a sensational fighter. We hope you are ready to witness the spectacular fight.
Besides the fight between the two, UFC 261 has an intriguing lineup which consists of 3 title matches. First, Masvidal vs Usman the current champion who will fight for the welterweight title. As for women flyweight, Jessica Andrande will fight against the current Champ Valentina Shevchenko. And the third title fight will be for the strawweight class between the current champ Zhang Weili vs Rose Namajunas. The fight between Tristan Connelly vs Pat Sabatini will be the last card of the matchups.