UFC Fight Night 30: PXC vet Jon Tuck suffers first career setback

Guam’s Jon Tuck made his second appearance under the UFC banner this past Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England, following his dominant Unanimous Decision victory over Zhang Tie Quan at UFC on FUEL TV 6.

Tuck, along with Bellator MMA’s Joe Taimanglo and UFC vets Lim Hyun Gyu and Kyung Ho Kang, is a graduate of the Pacific X-Treme Combat regime which has produced multiple UFC fighters to date.

Tuck took on “TUF: Smashes” winner Norman Parke, in a main card bout that basically showcased fifteen minutes of striking. The 29-year-old barely made attempts to take the fight to the canvas, given his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu credentials that fans have been accustomed to.

The former three-time PXC vet portrayed a good first round, getting the better of Parke through striking combinations in their 155-lbs affair. But the second and third frames went in favor of his Northern Ireland counterpart. Parke presumably took advantage of his fatigued opponent who struggled to land anything significant in the final ten minutes.

Both fighters are still young in their relative UFC careers, and while it’s back to the drawing board for Jon Tuck, it’s another step up the Lightweight ladder for Norman Parke.

Check out the rest of the results for UFC Fight Night 30 below:


  • Lyoto Machida def. Mark Munoz via KO (Head kick) at 3:10 of Round 1
  • Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson – No Contest (Illegal Knee, 1:57)
  • Jimi Manuwa def. Ryan Jimmo via TKO (Injury) at 4:41 of Round 2
  • Norman Parke def. Jon Tuck via Unanimous Decision (29-98, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Nicholas Musoke def. Alessio Sakara via Verbal Submission (Armbar) at 3:07 of Round 1
  • John Lineker def. Phil Harris via TKO (Body shot + Punches) at 2:51 of Round 1


  • Al Iaquinta def. Piotr Hallmann via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Luke Barnatt def. Andrew Craig via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:12 of Round 2
  • Jessica Andrade def. Rosi Sexton via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Cole Miller def. Andy Ogle via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jimy Hettes def. Robert Whiteford via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:17 of Round 2
  • Brad Scott def. Michael Kuiper via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) at 4:17 of Round 1


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