Thiago Tavares Set to Face Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night 47
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.21.2014
Tavares is dropping to featherweight...
The UFC has officially announced that Thiago Tavares is making a move down to featherweight. He will now move down to face Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night 47.
Tavares moves down after going 7-6-1 as a lightweight in the UFC. He last fought at UFC Fight night 42 in November 2013, submitting Justin Salas in the first round. Before that he lost by knockout to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FX 7. After the fight, he had to serve a nine-month suspension for failing his post-fight drug test.
The fight card is set for Saturday, August 16 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.