Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Tucker “Top Gun” Lutz.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 5, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
The fifth episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Tucker Lutz
NICKNAME: Tucker “Top Gun” Lutz
WEIGHT CLASS: Lightweight
AGE: 26 years old – 7/12/94
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-8, 155
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Baltimore, MD
FIGHTING OUT OF: Baltimore, MD
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
STYLE: Wrestling / Boxing
TRAINER: Team Ground Control
STRENGTHS: Work ethic
TRAINING: Hard work
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 9-1
When and why did you start training for fighting? My senior year of high school at the age of
What ranks and titles have you held? Shotgun Fights featherweight and lightweight champ
Do you have any heroes? My dad
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A chance to win a world title
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? PhD at the school of hard knocks
What was your job before you started fighting? HVAC install mechanic
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 8-0 in MMA, 1-0 boxing and national champion in kickboxing
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut
Facebook account: Top gun Tucker Lutz
Instagram account: @topguntuck
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2015
- Six wins by KO, two by submission (2 guillotine)
- Four first round finishes
- On four fight KO streak
- Origin of nickname: “It’s from the show ‘Workaholics’. My brother gave me the nickname.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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