#11 in the UFC middleweight rankings Brad Tavares will no longer be able to make his scheduled apperance at UFC Brasilia, per multiple sources. One and a half month before the event start date he has been forced to withdraw from the fight due to a ruptured ACL in his knee.
The American was supposed to face #14 Antonio Carlos Jr. in a middleweight affair. It’s unknown at this time if the UFC will attempt to find a replacement for Tavares, or if the fight will be rescheduled at a later date.
The 32-year-old Brad Tavares made his professional MMA debut on June 29, 2007. Since then, the American fighter has made 23 appearances in the cage resulting in 17 wins, 6 defeats and 0 draws (12-6-0 UFC).
He was last in action 2 months ago when he suffered a 1-round KO loss to Edmen Shahbazyan (United States) at UFC 244 – Masvidal vs. Diaz. With that loss, the fighter’s losing streak grew to two bouts.
UFC Brasilia is set to take place on March 14, 2020 in Brasilia, Brazil. No headliner has been announced for this event yet.
Below is the current fight card for UFC Brasilia:
|Paige VanZant||Vs||Amanda Ribas|
|TBA||Vs||Antonio Carlos Jr.|
|Mayra Bueno Silva||Vs||Maryna Moroz|
|Johnny Walker||Vs||Nikita Krylov|
|Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos||Vs||Alexey Kunchenko|
|Rani Yahya||Vs||Enrique Barzola|
|Veronica Macedo||Vs||Bea Malecki|
|Jussier da Silva||Vs||Brandon Moreno|
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