Jon Tuck is making it to the biggest stage in MMA.
Tuck was one of the 32 fighters selected in new season of The Ultimate Fighter, the reality show of the Ultimate Fighting Chamionship (UFC) for aspiring MMA athletes.
He won his last fight against Tristan Arenal at PXC 28 that was held here in the country last November. The fight was stopped as he took Arenal to the ground with a takedown in the first round with 1:13 remaining.
Tuck is best known for his seven-second demolition of Filipino MMA star Eduard Folayang in 2009. It remains as Folayang only loss in his fight career.
The Guam-based Tuck is also the 2010 Abu Dhabi World World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Champion.
The Ultimate Fighter is in its 15th season and will premiere on March 9 on cable channel FX. The premiere episode will have the 32 fighters facing off. The 16 winning fighters will move into a house and will be divided into two teams coached by Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz. There will be one to two live fights every Friday night.
There will be a three-hour finale on June where the winner will earn a six-figure contract with UFC.
Pacific X-Treme Combat (PXC) General Manager EJ Calvo is excited about the Jon’s participation in one of the biggest MMA reality show.
“It just goes to show that MMA in the Asia-Pacific region is evolving towards the highest level in the world. And we hope one day that one of the Filipino fighters here is able to get to the level that Jon has achieved,” EJ said.