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Brad Tavares vs Phil Baroni, Next on UFC 125

Written on October 12, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 125 will open the year 2011 with a bang! The January 1 event will cast fighters who are making big come backs. The unofficial rumor is that Tavares will risk his undefeated glory to the veteran Baroni. We're surely not going to miss that.

Brad Tavares(5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) of the Ultimate Fighter 11 will risk a perfect record just so he could play the cards with Phil Baroni. Baroni (13-12 MMA, 3-6 UFC) is a veteran fighter, they will meet on UFC 125. Though not yet officially announced, verbal agreement was said to be closed. UFC 125 will take its place on January 1,2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,

After the semifinal cast off on TUF 11, Tavares fought Seth  Baczynski at the show’s finale last June. He won via decision that moved his record to 5-0. UFC 125 will mark his first fight after 6 months.

On the other hand, Baroni is on the rebound after his November 2009 loss to TUF 7 champion Amir Sadollah. While an injury force him out of UFC 118 last August. Baroni made a UFC come back last 2001 and following a release in 2005. He had striked on PRIDE, Strikeforce, Elitexc and other promotions as well.

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Thiago Tavares Replaces Aaron Riley on UFC 119

Written on August 18, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Thiago Tavares is replacing Aaron Riley for he was kicked out of UFC 119 for an unknown reason.

There has been a little adjustment on the UFC 119 card. Aaron Riley is knocked out from UFC 119 and Thiago Tavares (14-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) has been the replacement against Pat Audinwood (9-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). As of the moment there is no confirmation on the real reason of the sudden removal of Riley from the fight.

The UFC 119 will take place on September 25 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and the night’s main card airs on pay-per-view. The main event will feature former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and 2006 PRIDE champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

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