Brendan Allen to Face Brad Tavares at UFC Event on Dec. 4

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 14, 2021

A middleweight clash pitting Brendan Allen against Brad Tavares is on tap for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Dec. 4.

Allen initially announced the bout on social media. The card is likely to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas but does not have a main event at this time. Other reported matchups for the card include Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill and Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev.

A former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion, Allen has been victorious in five of his first six promotional appearances, with his lone defeat coming at the hands of Sean Strickland. The Dana White’s Contender Series alum is 2-0 thus far in 2021, with a submission win over Karl Roberson and a decision triumph against Punahele Soriano to his credit.

After suffering back-to-back losses to Israel Adesanya and Edmen Shahbazyan from 2018 to 2019, Tavares has returned to post a 2-0 mark this year. The 33-year-old Hawaiian took a unanimous verdict over Antonio Carlos Jr. at UFC 257 before capturing a split-decision triumph against Omari Akhmedov at UFC 264 to run his career mark in the Octagon to 14-6.

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