Article

Tavares Ready to Step Up As Contender

Brad Tavares ready to step up as UFC contender
John Morgan, USA TODAY Sports
"With Anderson Silva's near-seven-year reign over the Ultimate Fighting Championship's middleweight division a thing of the past, the growing list of 185-pound contenders hoping to vie for a title shot has never been more intriguing.

"Wednesday's "UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou" event features a key main event between middleweights Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philippou, but the co-feature also boasts one of the 185-pound division's most unheralded young prospects – one on the verge of title contention.

"'The Ultimate Fighter 11' semifinalist Brad Tavares (11-1 mixed martial arts, 6-1 UFC) meets fellow striking specialist Lorenz Larkin (14-1, 1-1) at the Fox Sports 1 broadcast event (5 p.m. ET), which takes place at Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga."

Read the full article.

Media

Recent
No. 4 welterweight Tyron Woodley discusses his win over Dong Hyun Kim and how much his performance against Rory MacDonald factored into his preparation for Macao.
Aug 24, 2014
UFC president Dana White answers questions from the media after Fight Night Macao.
Aug 23, 2014
UFC president Dana White and big winner from Fight Night Macao, Tyron Woodley and Michael Bisping, meet with the media following their bonus-winning performances.
Aug 24, 2014
Watch the UFC Fight Night Macao: Bisping vs. Le Post-fight Press Conference.
Aug 8, 2014