Jesse Gross to Face Gavin Tucker for ECC Belt in September
Jesse Gross and Gavin Tucker will vie for the vacant Extreme Cage Combat Featherweight title. Confirmed via tweet by the promotion, the two will meet at ECC 18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 28.
Hometown fighter Gavin Tucker is certainly worthy of this title shot. Amassing a perfect 7-0 record, Tucker is 5-0 in ECC action including his latest Rear Naked Choke victory over Lyndon Whitlock at ECC 15 this February. The Titans MMA fighter has only gone to a decision once in seven fights and that was in his professional debut, so expect Tucker to look for every opportunity to finish Gross.
Jesse Gross (8-3) defeated Tristan Johnson at ECC 17 in dominant fashion. Constantly putting Johnson on his back, Gross was awarded the decision victory and this title shot. While Gross does not have a flashy unbeaten record like his opponent, Gross has faced much tougher competition over his career. In his victories, Gross has finished all but Johnson in the cage.
Stay tuned to Top MMA News as more Extreme Cage Combat 18 fights are announced!