Whitlock to Face Tucker at ECC 15

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Gavin Tucker mounts Robert Rende (photo: Martin Blais)

Gavin Tucker mounts Robert Rende (photo: Martin Blais)

Top MMA News has learned that Lyndon Whitlock (7-3) will face the undefeated Gavin Tucker (6-0) at ECC 15 on February 16.

According to promoter Peter Martell, Tucker was tentatively scheduled to face Jesse Gross on the card but when Gross was not looking to fight at 145 lbs, Lyndon Whitlock stepped up to the plate.

Whitlock is a well-rounded fighter out of Ontario who has primarily fought on the Score Fighting Series over the past year going 1-2 on the show.  Whitlock’s last victory was over Corey Houston in a stunning knockout that was one of the best finishes of 2012.  Whitlock is no stranger to facing maritimers having beaten Jason McKay and Jon Williams while losing to Justin Bourgeois.

Gavin has solely fought in the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in his career and has beaten everyone he has been matched against usually with his solid submission game. Whitlock will be the toughest opponent Tucker has faced to date.

Lyndon Whitlock KOs Corey Houston (photo: Peter Chatterton)

Lyndon Whitlock KOs Corey Houston (photo: Peter Chatterton)

Whitlock and Tucker join a solid ECC card that also features a pair of title fights.   Mike Kent (8-1) will face Cody Krahn (11-6) in a Middleweight title fight, while Stephane Pelletier (6-1) is scheduled to face Syd Barnier (4-3) for the Bantamweight crown.

If victorious, Tucker or Whitlock will put themselves in line for a Featherweight title shot later in 2012.

11 Responses to “ Whitlock to Face Tucker at ECC 15 ”

  1. Shane BTP Mountney says:

    Lyndon by KO….hell yeah!

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  2. mike kent says:

    This is a sick fight . Lyndon is a tough fighter with a great resume and experience against tough guys but gavin is canadas best kept secret at 145 and his wrestling , submission, stand up is no joke , one of the most well rounded fighters ive seen in any gym !

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  3. Jamie Locke says:

    I was looking forward to seeing how Tucker would do against Gross, but Lyndon is a solid replacement.

    Pretty good top of the card for ECC.

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  4. Shane BTP Mountney says:

    You never get to see Lyndons ground game….but its sick!

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  5. Walker says:

    HUGE step up in competition for Tucker… Whitlock, by KO, all day.

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  6. Morteza says:

    Gavin is one of the best stand and ground fighter at Titans, One of top 145 lb fighter in Canada

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  7. Brodes says:

    Great card.

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  8. Jeff Harrison says:

    This is a solid card!

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  9. Whitlock is a good gauge for Tucker. Nice to see Pelletier coming back as well.

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  10. Brent Fryia says:

    Great fight and a good looking card all around.

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  11. Cody Krahn says:

    main event still looks like shit tho

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