Brad Tavares entered this fight with a pro mma record of 13-3-0 (46% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.19 middleweight in the world. He lost two consecutive bouts in 2014, against Yoel Romero Palacio (=Tavares vs Romero) and Tim Boetsch (=Boetsch vs Tavares), but he came back to win in 2015 beating Nate Marquardt (=Marquardt vs Tavares).
His opponent, the black belt in hapkido and karate Robert Whittaker, has an official record of 13-4-0 (85% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.34 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive defeats between 2013 and 2014, against Court McGee (=McGee vs Whittaker) and Stephen Thompson (=Whittaker vs Thompson), but then he has won twice, with Mike Rhodes and Clint Hester (=Hester vs Whittaker). Tavares vs Whittaker is on the undercard of Mark Hunt vs Stipe Miocic – UFC Fight Night 65. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs Hunt
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Tavares’ previous fight: Nate Marquardt vs Brad Tavares
Whittaker’s previous fight: Clint Hester vs Robert Whittaker
Whittaker’s next fight: Uriah Hall vs Robert Whittaker
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