After Dana White issued a statement saying Brad Tavares was out of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale’s main event due to an injury, there is still a lot of confusion regarding the status of Brad Tavares. It was reported through several sources that Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos will be replacing Tavares to face the kickboxing standout Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya on July 6 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Brad Tavares has issued a statement saying the fight is 100% on, and the conflicting reports were a lot of just miscommunication and misinformation.
The UFC has kept ‘Marreta’ as a plan B in case of either Israel or Brad pulling out with any injuries. Thiago will fly to Las Vegas and cut weight and will be ready to replace the headliners of the TUF Finale card.
Israel Adensanya has has two fights in the UFC and has an undefeated record of 12-0 while Brad Tavares is a UFC veteran with a professional record of 17-4 with 4 fight winning streak looking to make it 5 straight. While Thiago Santos was on four fight winning streak as well which ended with a loss to David Branch.