Bristol’s Pat Sabatini Looking to Extend Win Streak at UFC Fight Night

By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Pat Sabatini’s (16-3) journey to the UFC has been captivating to say the least. Championships at the regional level, broken arms, a return to championship form, and a UFC debut dashed by not fault of his own. Now the Bristol, PA native is searching for his fourth consecutive UFC win, sixth consecutive overall, and a continued climb in the featherweight rankings. 

A mainstay in Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC), Sabatini lost his CFFC Featherweight Championship at CFFC 81 when he refused to tap to James Gonzalez, breaking his arm in the process.  He returned to the cage winning his next two fights and reclaiming his featherweight title at CFFC 84 and CFFC 91, respectively. 

His performances were enough to earn a call from UFC’s Dana White. 

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This Week in MMA

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MMA fans are in for a treat this week with two fight cards from the big boys, Bellator and UFC.  Here's a look this weeks schedule of action. 

Bellator 277: McKee vs. Pitbull 2 | April 15

Bellator returns to San Jose with a four fight main card featuring two title fights.  In the co-main event, Corey Anderson challenges Vadim Nemkov for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.  The fight is also the finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament.  In the main event, A.J. McKee’s Bellator Featherweight Championship is on the line when he faces Patricio Pitbull.  The pair previously fought at Bellator 263 in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix final.  Main Card: 10:00 PM EDT on Showtime

UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 | April 16

UFC returns to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with another Fight Night card on ESPN and ESPN+.  Welterweights Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad meet in the main event.  The pair previously met at UFC 205 where Luque earned a first-round TKO victory.  Women’s bantamweight’s Mayra Bueno Silva and Wu Yanan will be the co-main event.  Rounding out the ESPN card, Bristol’s Pat Sabatini faces off against T.J. Laramie. Main Card: 8:30 PM EDT on ESPN/ESPN+

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