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Brad Tavares Injured, Out Of TUF 27 Finale Main Event

Less than one month away from the scheduled Finale to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 27, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Brad Tavares has suffered a broken foot and will not be able to compete against the up-and-coming Israel Adesanya. Per UFC honcho Dana White’s conversation with TMZ Sports, Brazilian Thiago Santos has verbally agreed to take the fight, but the company is still unsure about who the opponent should be for the 13-0 hot prospect.

Brad Tavares – I don’t think anybody knows this yet – but Brad Tavares just this morning broke his foot. He’s outta that fight right now with Israel, so we’re looking to put somebody new in with this kid. And, uh… I’m excited about him.

I don’t know. Thiago Santos said he will accept the fight. But, uh, I’m looking. I’m still looking and trying to figure this thing out. Injuries are killing me, man!

Santos would be a lower-ranked opponent than Tavares (8 versus 12) and would, in theory, be an easier fight for the highly touted New Zealander. Tavares is riding a four-fight win streak, while Santos had his own four-fight win streak stopped by the growing striking prowess of David Branch six weeks ago as he fell victim to a massive overhand right.

It remains to be seen who the UFC will put in to attempt to derail the Adesanya hype train, but with the fight a mere 29 days away, expect an announcement soon.

This leaves the card with only four official fights still on it. We know the winners of the reality shows will face off, but that still only makes five bouts: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Julian Marquez, Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak, Montana De La Rosa vs. Rachael Ostovich and Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson.

Tune into MMA Mania for all the updates on this season of The Ultimate Fighter, Miocic vs Cormier.

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Jumabieke Tuerxun No Match for Undefeated Andre Harrison in PFL 1 Main Event

Jumabieke Tuerxun will not have fond memories of his encounter with Andre Harrison.
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Jumabieke Tuerxun No Match for Undefeated Andre Harrison in PFL 1 Main Event

Jumabieke Tuerxun will not have fond memories of his encounter with Andre Harrison.
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Dana White Defends Decision to Put CM Punk on UFC 225 Main Card

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has defended the decision to include former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Phil Brooks — better known as “CM Punk” — on the UFC 225 main card June 9
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UFC Fight Night Chile Averages 870,000 Viewers for Main Card on FS1

UFC Fight Night 129 averaged 870,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1 this past Saturday, according to ShowBuzz Daily.
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Till Believes ‘Wonderboy’ Was ‘Forced’ Into UFC Liverpool Main Event

Darren Till is gearing up for the biggest fight of his MMA career thus far as he takes on former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 130 on May 27 from inside Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

As one of the bigger and more dangerous fighters at 170 pounds, Till hasn’t seen a long line of contenders wanting a chance to steal his divisional momentum. Few fighters, if any, have called him out, especially after the 25-year-old southpaw destroyed veteran Donald Cerrone via first-round knockout back in October.

Luckily, “Wonderboy” stepped up and agreed to fight Till in his own backyard. It’s a bout that could propel Thompson back into title consideration, but one that Till believes the veteran reluctantly took.

“I think ‘cause [Thompson] didn’t want to take this fight he’s been talking a bit more out of tame lately,” Till said during a recent interview with MMAnytt. “Not bad, ‘cause you know, he’s not a shit talking, he’s not a bad person, he’s a nice guy. But just ‘cause I feel like he was forced into this fight he didn’t want to take it. But he’s still comin’ and he’s comin’ to beat me on home turf and we’ll see, mate.”

In Thompson’s defense, he’s never dodged any fight. From wrestlers like Tyron Woodley to brawlers like Jorge Masvidal to well-rounded prodigies like Rory MacDonald, “Wonderboy” has stepped up and fought all sorts of top-level guys.

With an elite striking arsenal and growing takedown defense, Thompson remains one of the most puzzling contenders at 170 pounds. He’s rarely beaten to the punch and never seems overwhelmed inside of the cage.

Till is looking to change just that early into their main event clash later this month.

“I truly believe I’m gonna stop him in the second,” Till predicted. “It wouldn’t surprise me if the first. I truly believe I’m going to stop Stephen Thompson.”

It’s safe to say that Till is one of the most confident fighters in UFC right now. With an undefeated record of 16-0-1, including four wins in UFC competition, the talented English fighter is on the cusp of a welterweight title shot.

And if Till is right, Thompson isn’t going to stand a chance of derailing his momentum at UFC Liverpool.

“There’s no 35-year-old man out there who can f*ckin’ last more than three rounds with a guy like me right now,” said Till.

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Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier Rematch Official for UFC on Fox 30 Main Event in Calgary

After a few weeks of back-and-forth and speculation, the rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier is finally official for the UFC on Fox 30 headliner.
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Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier Rematch Official for UFC on Fox 30 Main Event in Calgary

After a few weeks of back-and-forth and speculation, the rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier is finally official for the UFC on Fox 30 headliner.
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Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier Rematch Official for UFC on Fox 30 Main Event in Calgary

After a few weeks of back-and-forth and speculation, the rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier is finally official for the UFC on Fox 30 headliner.
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Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier Rematch Official for UFC on Fox 30 Main Event in Calgary

After a few weeks of back-and-forth and speculation, the rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier is finally official for the UFC on Fox 30 headliner.
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