Gavin Tucker made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 105, where he defeated longtime veteran Sam Sicilia by unanimous decision.
Despite beating the longtime UFC veteran, Tucker feels that he could’ve performed better when he stepped into the Octagon.
“I’m happy I won, but as soon as we hit the dressing room backstage we just started talking about the opportunities that I had to finish him that I didn’t take,” Tucker said to MMA Junkie. “I wanted a finish in my debut, but Sam’s a tough guy. … It’s good to get a win and still have stuff to take away.”
The Canadian fighter is currently undefeated as a professional MMA fighter, currently holding a record of 10-0-0. During his fight with Sicilia, Tucker can be seen taunting and gloating to his opponent, but he says that it was a part of the plan all along.
“That was more for strategy,” Tucker said. “I would never intentionally be disrespectful to anybody in there. I was kind of hoping a little antics would draw him in more. … I was hoping that he would get a little more frustrated.”
Tucker has spent the majority of his pro MMA career in the Extreme Cage Combat promotion, where he earned seven of his ten wins.