Pat Sabatini picked up the victory in his first promotional appearance last evening at UFC 261. The Bucks County native secured the win over Tristan Connelly via unanimous decision. Born in Bristol, PA, the 30 year-old trains out of
Sabatini’s grappling garnered praise across the UFC world during the broadcast. Current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling tweeted that he would love to do some mat work with him. “Man, I gotta get some grappling rolls in with Sabatini when I’m back on the east coast,” he tweeted.
All told, the latest UFC prospect by way of the CFFC racked up just under 10 minutes of top control over the course of the fight. Sabatini joins the Daukaus brothers, Bill Algeo and Sean Brady, who comprise the latest wave of CFFC prospects breaking out in the UFc. Aljamain Sterling, Paul Felder, Shane Burgos, Jimmie Rivera and Jared Gordon have also fought for the promotion before getting to the UFC.
The win for Pat Sabatini comes after a bizarre weight issue forced his last fight to be cancelled. His fight with Rafael Alves was cancelled two months ago after Alves missed weight by a record-setting 11.5 pounds.