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Brad Tavares vs Phil Baroni Goes Official for UFC 125

Written on November 27, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The expected match up between Brad Tavares and Phil Baroni is now final. The Ultimate Fighting Championship committee recently announced that the two fighters will join the UFC 125: Resolution's preliminary card. The event marks the promotion's opening event for the year 2011.

There had been a rumor before that there will be a match up between “The Ultimate Fighter 11″semifinalist Brad Tavares (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and veteran fighter Phil Baroni (13-12 MMA, 3-6 UFC) in the near future. Now, the rumor goes official.

UFC officials recently announced that the match up will take place on the evening’s preliminary card. “UFC 125: Resolution” mark UFC’s opening event for 2011. It will take place on Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the night’s main card airs on pay-per-view.

The main card will feature UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar as he defend his title against top challenger Gray Maynard.

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