Thiago Tavares To Drop To Featherweight For UFC Fight Night 36
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.03.2013
He'll fight Zubair Tuhugov...
MMA Junkie reports that Thiago Tavares (18-5-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) will move to featherweight to fight Zubair Tuhugov (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 36. The event happens at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil on February 15. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the fight.
The show features a main event between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. It airs on FOX Sports 1 and streams on MMA Junkie. The card order hasn't been decided.
Here's the current lineup:
Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi
Francis Carmont vs. Ronaldo Souza
Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor
Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke
Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira
Jesse Ronson vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Thiago Tavares vs. Zubair Tuhugov (not officially announced)