Pat Sabatini


Booked for Nov. 20 event
September 23, 2021
Sabatini will take on Gavin Tucker in a featherweight bout a the UFC event Nov. 20, reports.
Sabatini has won his last four bouts following a gruesome injury in February of 2020. His most recent was a submission of Jamall Emmers back in August. Tucker is coming off being knocked out by Dan Ige.
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Impressive submission victory
August 28, 2021
Sabatini defeated Jamall Emmers via submission (heel hook) at 1:53 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Sabatini is a one-dimensional mat specialist, but has the ability to tap out any many on the roster if given the opportunity, and Emmers allowed him such a chance early in this one. Sabatini had a rough go of it early, getting cracked with a couple shots on the feet before giving up his back. Luckily for Sabatini, Emmers got lazy and allowed him to clamp on a vicious heel hook. Emmers tapped almost immediately. It was quite the impressive finish, but Sabatini's struggles on the feet shouldn't be overlooked. The Pennsylvania native has just two knockout wins in his professional career and it's going to be difficult for him to compete in fights in which he and his opponent remain standing for an extended period of time. Nonetheless, he'll walk away with one of four $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses for his efforts here.
Returning vs. Jamall Emmers
May 12, 2021
Sabatini (suspension) is in the works to take on Jamall Emmers at UFC Fight Night on August 28, reports.
Sabatini logged an impressive win against Tristan Connelly in his UFC debut at UFC 261, but he was subsequently handed a medical suspension. It looks like he's been cleared for an August return. Emmers, who boasts a 1-1-0 record with the promotion, is also coming off a medical suspension.
Picks up medical suspension
May 3, 2021
Sabatini is facing a six-month medical suspension, reports.
Sabatini defeated Tristan Connelly via unanimous decision back on April 24, but was still hit with a six-month medical suspension. If unable to get his injury cleared by a doctor, Sabatini will be out until late October.
Excellent effort in UFC debut
April 24, 2021
Sabatini defeated Tristan Connelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 261 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
Plenty of knowledgeable people think Sabatini is a legitimate threat moving forward at 145 pounds, and he looked excellent in his company debut. The 30-year-old Pennsylvania native looked calm and composed while racking up 9:58 worth of control time in a 15-minute bout. Sabatini landed just 1-of-5 takedown attempts, but connected on 73 of 98 total strikes (unofficially). Sabatini slowed a bit in Round 3 and that is something he will have to work on moving forward, but this was a strong effort from a newcomer who entered as a -225 favorite.
Making debut at UFC 261
April 5, 2021
Sabatini will fight Tristan Connelly at UFC 261 on April 24, reports.
Sabatini had his scheduled debut against Rafael Alves cancelled back in February after his opponent missed weight. Instead, he'll now get his chance to log his inaugural fight against Connelly, who only recently made a full recovery from neck surgery.