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Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC Fight Night 30 Fight Card in Manchester

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Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC Fight Night 30 Fight Card in Manchester
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Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC Fight Night 30 Fight Card in Manchester

A lightweight bout between Norman Parke and Jon Tuck has been added to the UFC Fight Night 30 event slated for Oct. 26 in Manchester, England.

UFC officials announced the bout on Monday.

The bout will be in support of the middleweight main event featuring the UFC’s brash Brit Michael Bisping and perennial 185-pound contender Mark Munoz at the Phones 4u Arena (formerly Manchester Arena).

Parke (18-2) isn’t exactly on his home turf, but being from Northern Ireland, he’s likely to have a throng of fans in the crowd come fight time.

Parke won the lightweight division of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, defeating Colin Fletcher in his official promotional debut at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. That secured the TUF title for Parke, who then went on to defeat Kazuki Tokudome at UFC 162 in July.

He is currently on an eight-fight winning streak heading into UFC Fight Night 30.

Tuck’s resume isn’t as lengthy as Park’s, but entering the cage with an unblemished 7-0 record, he shouldn’t be overlooked either.

Tuck made his UFC debut by earning a unanimous decision over Zhang Tiequan at UFC on Fuel TV 6 in China, but has either knocked out or submitted his other six opponents.

Parke and Tuck were originally supposed to have met as part of the UFC on Fox 7 fight card in April, but the bout was scrapped when Tuck suffered an undisclosed injury in the days leading up to the fight.

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