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The Smashes Winner Norman Parke Gets Jon Tuck In San Jose

Following his crowning as The Ultimate Fighter, Parke will meet Tuck at UFC On Fox 7 in San Jose.


Northern Ireland's Norman Parke took the title of 'The Ultimate Fighter' when he defeated Colin Fletcher via unanimous decision back in December at the finale of 'The Smashes'.

Parke (17-2) showed a great all round skillset, using his wrestling and strikes to set up the victory, also beating Richie Vaculik and Brendan Loughnane en route to the final.

He's got his next Octagon encounter set, and he'll take on Jon Tuck at UFC On Fox 7, April 20th. At this stage both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup according to UFC sources.

Guam native Tuck is undefeated (7-0), with six of those coming inside the distance. He made his UFC debut in November, when he beat Zhang Tiequan via unanimous decision in Macau.

He also had a bit part on TUF 15, losing to Al Iaquinta in the opening round, but was given a shot after sustaining an injury early in the fight.

With a good submission game, Tuck will be a good match for Parke on the ground. Throughout the TUF series, that is where he was the most dominant so it'll be interesting to see how the fight plays out.

UFC On Fox 7 takes place in San Jose, California, and will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez.

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