Analysis & Picks: Diego Lopes vs Gavin Tucker 8/5/2023

Analysis & Picks: Diego Lopes vs Gavin Tucker 8/5/2023

August 4, 2023


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Diego Lopes is eager to put his money where his mouth is during this UFC Nashville fight with Gavin Tucker. While Lopes has made his living fighting on regional circuits, moving up to UFC gives him an opportunity to earn much larger checks. Lopes thanks all who helped him along his path but recognizes that the next step lies ahead: making an impressionable statement inside of an octagon and earning real big bucks.


In his debut bout at UFC 288 versus Movsar Evloev on a brief notice, Diego Lopes suffered a difficult fate defeat. He demonstrated to the UFC audience that he possesses the skills necessary to compete at the top level in the featherweight category. He is an extremely hazardous return opponent for Gavin Tucker and will want to give the fight to him at UFC Nashville. 19 of his 21 victories have come inside the distance.



Gavin Tucker, who lost to Dan Ige in a knockout match in March 2021, has just returned from a 29-month hiatus brought on by chronic ailments. Prior to his defeat to Ige, Tucker had triumphed in 3 consecutive fights. Now, at the age of 37, Tucker will make his comeback versus Lopes, a motivated developing fighter who will be hoping to knock him out. On Saturday at UFC Nashville, Tucker will try to ruin Lopes’ debut and teach him a lesson.C


This fight ought to be interesting, and it will give Lopes a stronger chance to launch his UFC career. He will have a big five-inch height edge and a six-inch reach edge. Even though he lost his debut, he still showed that he is of UFC caliber by giving Evloev trouble on his feet and nearly putting him down with an armbar. Although he is a strong attacker with great jiu jitsu, Tucker’s strength is where he falls short.


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Diego Lopes vs Gavin Tucker Fight Information


  • Date: 08/05/2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: Bridgestone Arena.
  • How to Watch Diego Lopes vs Gavin Tucker : ESPN+
  • Live Stream: BT


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